Project Anti-Disguise
  September 22, 2004 01:59 PM
October 17, 2002
Update from the Yellowworld.org Legal Team

On October 12, 2002, Yellowworld.org served Disguise, Inc. with a letter demanding that each 'Kung Fool' costume be recalled from all distributing retail stores and market venues by the close of business on Friday, October 18, 2002. Disguise, Inc. was further notified that their failure to comply would result in the immediate exercise of our legal rights and remedies.

The Associated Press published an article today concerning a statement given by Disguise, Inc. spokesperson Christopher Wahl. The statement consisted of an apology, a promise that the company cease further sale of the costume, and an agreement to provide all retailers and consumers full refunds for the costumes already purchased.

Yellowworld.org does not recognize the statement by Disguise, Inc. as compliance with our demand. Although the spokesperson personally notified our webmaster, Elbert Oh, by phone regarding the release of their statement, no written representation was ever sent to us. Further, our letter specifically called for Disguise, Inc. to take an affirmative action in recalling the costumes. Because Disguise, Inc. created and distributed this racist costume, it is their responsibility to take full initiative in correcting the damage they have caused.

In addition, Yellowworld.org has made a demand and is now reasserting said demand to all major retail stores carrying this costume to pull the costumes off their shelves. These retail stores are urged to return the racist costumes and to obtain the full refund promised by Disguise, Inc. The retail stores are now notified that their failure to do so will likewise result in the immediate exercise of our rights and remedies.

Legal Team, Yellowworld.org


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