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MOBIUS
15-08-2014, 14:22:10
Black Pete: The Netherlands plan a nationwide consultation on the controversial tradition (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-netherlands-plan-a-nationwide-consultation-on-the-controversial-black-pete-tradition-9670315.html)

Van der Laan has also proposed gradual changes to the appearance of Black Pete to take place over the next four years, including parting with his Afro-wig and golden earrings. "But I do think Black Pete will keep his black face paint, because he climbed down the chimney”, van der Laan said.


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MDA
15-08-2014, 23:19:20
Yikes. Couldn't they just smudge a bit of soot on here and there instead of doing the whole face, and still be "historical"?

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also a funny country, they had Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models doing the flight safety video when we went.

Oerdin
16-08-2014, 02:12:29
Meh, just leave it how it is.