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Lego is ending giveaways with the Daily Mail over ‘hate campaigns

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By Gianluca MezzofioreNov 14, 2016 Lego has announced it will not run any more promotional giveaways with the Daily Mail after a heartfelt plea from a father on Facebook.Bob Jones, a British parent, wrote an open letter to Lego on Facebook last week saying the paper’s headlines “create distrust of foreigners” and “blame immigrants for everything.””Your links to the Daily Mail are wrong. And a company like yours shouldn’t be supporting them,” he said.This was brought to Lego’s attention in a tweet by the Stop Funding Hate campaign.In response, Lego…read more

What is Beautiful, What is Different

Posted by in Commentary, Everything else, Rights

Rachel Giordano Then In 1981, four-year-old Rachel Giordano became a poster child for Lego¬†when she appeared in this memorable advertisement showing off one of her creations. The ad, which was meant to show that creativity is not a boy thing or a girl thing, was actually quite controversial at the time and almost didn’t happen. Judy Lotas, one of the women responsible for the ad, actually had to fight to have Rachel included in it because it was argued that boys were the ones who liked to build things, not…read more