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Shop race row: Markets 'Zippadydoohdah' bags

OFFENDING TAG: A crude cartoon is drawn to advertise the bags

A SHOP has become the centre of a racial discrimination row after advertising “immigrant bags” on a sign which pictures a cartoon black man singing "Zippadydoohdah".

The controversial hand-drawn poster shows the cartoon man holding two pieces of luggage and the words: “zippadydoohdah zip-up immigrant bags 1.50”.

The Benefactors Hardware store in Crowborough, East Sussex, is now being investigated by the police.

Local MP Charles Hendry has said the sign should be taken down, but states that the advert does not reflect the “friendly and welcoming” nature of the town.

WATCH: A clip of the song Zippadydoohdah from the 1946 film Song of the South

Hendry, representative for the Wealden constituency the shop is in, called for it to be removed.

The Conservative member said: “These comments don’t reflect the views of the overwhelming majority of people in Crowborough, who are friendly and welcoming.

“I hope the sign will have been removed immediately and an apology given for the offence it has caused.”

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