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Influencers deliver bananas and stuffed monkeys to black children; lawyer points out recreational racism

Lawyer Fayda Belo released a video on social media in which influencer Keollen plays a kind of game with two black children in which she asks if they prefer money or a gift. The two children choose presents, one of them is a banana, the other a stuffed monkey.

In the publication, the lawyer specializing in anti-discrimination law, claims that the video reproduces an act of recreational racism. “To ridicule two black children, to incite this perverse discrimination that takes away our status as a person and animalizes us. As if it were a joke, but it’s not a joke, the name of it is recreational racism, using discrimination against black people for the purpose of fun, relaxation, recreation is now a crime, angel. You can receive a sentence of up to eight years in jail, which I hope will happen”, says Fayda.

Influencers Kerollen and Nancy are mother and daughter, who share content on Instagram, TikTok and Youtube, gathering more than 13 million followers. The video mentioned by the lawyer, which circulates on the networks, is no longer available on the channels.

“Article 17 of the Child and Adolescent Statute says that the moral integrity of minors is inviolable, as well as their image must be preserved. You can go around using the image of a child, no, under 18 it says that it is forbidden to expose minors to embarrassment, embarrassment, humiliation, ridicule in public”, says the lawyer.

In a note, the Civil Police stated that the Police Station for Racial Crimes and Intolerance Crimes (Decradi) initiated a procedure. “The videos will be analyzed and efforts are underway to identify all those involved and establish the facts,” said the police.

A CNN also contacted the influencers and the Public Prosecutor’s Office and is awaiting a response.

Source: CNN Brasil

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