After all, the term "monkey" is has been used by racists to denegrate African-Americans in the past. In this case, the monkey didn't even refer to the black baby doll, either. It was related to the fact that the doll was shipped with a plush monkey. Still, this is an obvious unfortunate use of the term.
The product is a doll called "Cuddle with Me" manufactured by BrassKey Keepsakes. It's the headband that caused the controversy.
Mary Gustaff, CEO of Brasskey Keepsakes, said the company not only apologized for the mistake, but that the thought of the doll being un-PC never occurred to them.
"It's so unfortunate because now it's being portrayed as a purposeful act to be disrespectful and that's not true. We really apologize. We don't think in that way. We don't operate in that kind of thinking. We have a really diverse family-operated company that's been around for 28 years. What would we have to gain for heaven's sake?"
For once, I believe this person. I don't believe politicians who try to say they don't know the term monkey is racist when applied to an African-American, or other such nonsense, but in this case, I truly believe this person.