12 Years A Mannequin: Store Displays Slave Outfit With DVD

An English grocery store has apologized for dressing a mannequin to look like 12 Years A Slave protagonist Solomon Northup.

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An English supermarket is showing its patrons how to get the latest in slave fashion.

According to The Independant, an Oxford, England location of English grocery store Sainbury’s put a poorly planned mannequin next to its display for the 12 Years A Slave DVD and Blu-ray release.

The mannequin is dressed like Solomon Northup, tattered shirt and pants with a twig in the pocket to complete the look.  

A customer took a picture of the display and uploaded it to Twitter.

The mannequin had a tag around its neck priced for the DVD, so the look was not for sale.

A Sainsbury representative told The Independent: “We can only apologise.  It’s been taken down from the Heyford Hill store and clearly should never have gone up in the first place."

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