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Creators of ‘The Sock Obama’ toy plan to move forward with production.

Last week, ThinkProgress reported on a racially-charged stuffed monkey toy called “The Sock Obama” being sold online. After strong public reaction, the creators decided against manufacturing the product, and they posted an apology on their site:

The Salt Lake City Desert News now reports, however, that the creators have retracted their apology and said that they plan to move forward with manufacturing, as “a few new opportunities have been presented.” They also “issued a long news release that defended the monkey as a victim of double standards and unfair censorship.” They blamed “blogging dens of resistance” for the initial outcry.

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