Is The Shetland Times so hard up for news/headlines that you have to devote half a page to the vile-mouthed Lemn Sissay.
If the shop keeper was black and selling pink dolls would he have made the same racist/insulting comments? I doubt it. It’s bigots like him who go to places where there is no racism then try to start it up and then clear off.
Does he want to burn at the stake the black dolls/gollywogs that our grand/great grandchildren have? What is the diferrence between white kids playing with black dolls/gollywogs and black kids playing with white dolls?
What about those who play with animal dolls? Will he call the animal charities or the RSPCA?
In my view the best part of Sissay’s act was when he went on the plane/ferry to the mainland. Shetland doesn’t need the likes of him.
Ian R Selbie
17 Twageos Road,