Oh dear. Apparently, one mom is claiming that a Playmobil Pirate set had racist instructions to shackle a dark-skinned character.
Mom Ida Lockett told Sacramento’s local CBS station that the instructions for the set showed how to shackle one of the dark-skinned toy people, who happens to be wearing tattered clothing and a metal collar and is shoeless.
Here’s what the toy set looks like:
The company had to issue a statement after backlash — people did not hold back their understandable anger.