Enid Blyton shop rapped over golliwog ad

Enid Blyton shop rapped over golliwog ad, by the BBC.

A gift shop’s newspaper advert that featured a golliwog character has been banned by the advertising watchdog.

Viv Endecott, owner of the Ginger Pop Shop in Corfe Castle, Dorset, which is dedicated to the works of Enid Blyton, published the advert to promote a tea towel with the logo “English freedom”.

Enid Blyton's shop golliwog

Banned. Freedom of speech and all that.

Ms Endecott said she was “proud” of the tea towel. On its website,the shop describes itself as “all about Enid Blyton and her era”. Some of the children’s author’s books featured golliwogs, and her work has been criticised for being racist.