Insensitive Much? This Lego Character Uses A Wheelchair But Doesn’t Need One
I’m usually not someone to call out a company for crossing the line of political correctness. But sometimes, we all just have to speak up.
It was announced this week that the latest set of Lego toys will have a controversial new character. Ramp Requiring Randy, an original creation from the Lego corporation, has a bit of an offensive backstory.
According to the official Lego website, Randy “sat in the wheelchair once as a joke, but noticed that it got him a lot of action. He now rides it everywhere despite being in good health.”
Wow. Just wow.
While I believe it’s important that people in wheelchairs are represented in our media, this just isn’t the way to do it. Some will find it offensive and possibly even vaguely threaten to stop purchasing products from the company.
It’s the year 2016, Lego. Get it together.
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