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'Racist' Golliwog dolls removed from Royal Adelaide Show

One of the dolls removed from display at the Royal Adelaide Show. Source: Twitter

The toys were awarded prizes in a handicrafts competition.

The Royal Adelaide Show has removed several golliwog dolls from a public display in response to accusations of racism on social media.

Photos of the dolls were posted on Twitter by activist Dominic Elisio on Sunday and reposted on Facebook by Indigenous social media group Deadly Yarning.

Dozens of people responded to the post, some criticising the event for accepting the dolls as entries while others insisted that the dolls are not offensive.

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