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MADONNA: N-word error

SWEET MANUFACTURER Haribo is in trouble for making sweets that are, well, racist. I ain’t bought them but apparently the offending sweets are in the shape of ethnic masks or facial representations that resemble primitive African art.

The German sweet maker has stopped selling some of the ‘disrespectful’ liquorice sweets in Sweden and Denmark after sweet-lovers complained on the internet recently.

Now, you may be surprised to hear me saying this but having seen a picture of the offending sweets, this may be political correctness gone mad. Ban Golliwogs? Yes. Sweets that look like African masks? Not quite getting it!
 
SERENA’S SECRET IS OUT

A shock in tennis as powerhouse Serena Williams was dumped out of the Australian Open after losing to Ana Ivanovic.

After the match, the American admitted that “the secret is out” over her condition.

I knew it all along but just needed the proof. Serena does look lighter in complexion doesn’t she? Serena’s face is distinctly lighter than the rest of her body! Has Serena been wrongly advised about what makeup to wear or more controversially, has she swapped her makeup with bleaching creams?

Well, unfortunately for us gossip mongers, the ‘secret’ that Serena was keeping, has nothing to do with her hue but that the World Number One pulled her back in training and hence couldn’t play her best. Me thinks there’s one more ‘secret’ that she needs to ‘fess’ up to soon!

MADONNA’S N-WORD SLIP

Music star Madonna has publicly apologised to her fans for calling her son Rocco the N-word in an Instagram picture. Madonna said she used the N-word as a ‘term of endearment’ for her 13-year-old son, whose father is British director Guy Ritchie.

One ‘enlightened’ supporter of the singer even went so far as to say that she deserves a pass for using the N-word because she ‘has basically adopted half of Africa,’ Yes I suppose I can see the logic... not!

Madonna has two adopted children from Malawi, David Banda and Mercy James, both eight years old. I’m sure David and Mercy are really proud of Mum’s efforts to connect with their culture!
 
RIP FOR BBC’S AFRICAN STAR

With the sad news that BBC presenter and leading light of African journalism, Komla Dumor, was found dead in his London home, comes a reminder of how fragile life is.

I never met Komla but by all accounts, he was a lively and larger than life character. Ironically, Komla had just been told he had been given the contract to present coverage of the World Cup in Brazil. It’s just so so sad. Rest in peace Komla.

HOSPITAL ERRORS

Finally, if you think you’re having a tough time at the moment, spare a thought for these patients I heard about.

Bungling medics inserted a camera into the wrong man’s backside because they mistook him for his son.

A second patient had a healthy prostate removed and another was wrongly given the cancer all-clear after prostate samples were mixed up.

The errors were part of 148 serious mistakes in hospitals last year in the UK.

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