Pinata maker apologizes for hanging black figures by cords


spaminator
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Pinata maker apologizes for hanging black figures by cords
Associated Press
Published:
May 7, 2018
Updated:
May 7, 2018 10:08 PM EDT
In this Feb. 22, 2016 photo, Donald Trump pinatas hang from the ceiling among more traditional ones at El Paisano in Santa Fe, N.M. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/The New Mexican via AP)
MINNEAPOLIS A Minneapolis man is apologizing for black pinata figures that he hung by cords from the porch roof of his home.
Victor Chavarria says the figures were pinatas created for a multiracial wedding. Chavarria tells Minnesota Public Radio News he left the freshly created pinatas to hang from his home for their paint to dry, not realizing they could be viewed as racial violence.
A photo of the figures appeared on Facebook, sparking online outrage. Chavarria says he called police and asked for extra patrols when officers arrived because he worried about backlash.
Chavarria is a Mexican immigrant who is trying to start a pinata business at his north Minneapolis home. He says he will no longer dry pinatas on his porch.
The wedding order he was working on was cancelled.
http://mprnews.org/story/2018/05/07/...ging-creations
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Curious Cdn
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It's okay to beat them with sticks until their insides spill out but don't you dare hang them!