Complaint over 'racist' Trade Me item upheld

The Trade Me ad was for a money box similar to this one advertised on the site. Photo / Trade Me
The Trade Me ad was for a money box similar to this one advertised on the site. Photo / Trade Me

A complaint over a racist money box for sale on the online auction site TradeMe has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.

A complaint was made to the advertising watchdog after an item referred to as an "Awesome Early NZ Greedy N***** Boy Money Box" appeared online.

The auction was ordered to be removed from the website.

- APNZ

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