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Am i reading too much in this video about the brown family been depicted with monkey faces and with no shoes, while the white have shoes and normal human face?

We were watching videos from the Dave and Ava YouTube channel and the finger family song came up, we could not help but watch keenly how the characters have been given a racist profile. The channel has very many views and to think that this has not been brought up is unbelievable. Could it be because it is a children channel and that the audience can't tell what's ok or not, i flung to the comment section to check if anybody else had noticed, but there is nothing to write about from there.

To be honest, i have watched it many times before, only this time i just seemed to notice.

I just want you guys to check it out and let me if it is acceptable to you...

https://youtu.be/LZmY55JCEwU

Regards,
Anne.

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Apr 07, 2022 7:56 am

The show Dave & Ava is racist. Is it overtly racist? No. It is yet another attempt at being covert but obvious enough that black people will pick up on this psychological attack. The issue is that black children who watch the show will begin to see themselves in this negative manner.

Frankly, the only people who are claiming this depiction is not racist, are racists themselves.

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M
Mar 22, 2022 7:56 am

Is she stupid? The "brown" family ARE monkeys. She needs glasses. Also lessons in spelling and grammar. Furthermore stop looking for problems where there are none.

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S
Jan 28, 2022 7:56 am

Some people here are full of [censored]...
Hitler was racist. This kids show is gold.
There is nothinG racist about it. The only racists are people who think this kids show is racist.

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M

Look at the hair texture and hair styles of the parents and little kids, that alone let you know what time it is. Let us reverse the roles and have dave and eva portrayed as little Caucasian monkeys and have the family look like humans and see if those who think there is currently nothing wrong still have have nothing to say. This is 100% deliberate and straight BS. Black families please find better QUALITY programming for your kids to watch.

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Nov 11, 2021 7:56 am

lets also forget when in a certain song with the black sheep. it says black sheep black sheep. do you have and wool. yes sir yes sir three bags full. one for my master and one for my dane. now why off all colors does the sheep have to be black when saying that. thats obviously rasict or depicting to something . to add on, of all colors why does the "nanny" have to be black. seems like a house slave to me. it crazy that every time a "black person" is intoduced in the show its always depicts it as a slave or someone dumb like when the monkeys keep falling off the bed. please do not say "its just monkeys". when every other animal in the show from the dog, to horse, to mouse, to the fish look nothing like humans. but when it comes to the "monkeys" they dress them up in clothes and bows and things like that. I MEAN COME ON! its obvious!

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K
Mar 19, 2022 7:56 am

The kittens always have clothes on and act like humans...3 little kittens jumping on the bed looks the same as 5 little monkey's jumping on the bed. Plus in ava ava she calls the woman mama and they have mothers day songs with her so why can't they be adopted into a mixed family? Nothing derogatory whatsoever I detect.

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Mar 13, 2022 7:56 am

Youre delusional! The nursery rhyme is called " Ba Ba Black Sheep" nothing racist about it. And frim what I gather the farmer and the black lady are Dave and Ava' parents. As far as the monkeys go there is NOTHING racist there either. The nursery rhyme " 10 little Monkeys Jumping on The Bed". The mnkey family is harmless. Things only vecome racist if you make them racists PATHETIC!

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C
Sep 18, 2021 7:56 am

She's not the mom. She's the nanny. Let's not kid ourselves

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What about the mom being black? And the spider dressed in human clothes? And the chickens dressed in human clothes? And Dave and Ava who are white dressed up as a cat and dog? People just focusing on the monkeys wearing clothes are just stirring up this racism thing and prolonging it’s existence

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Aug 27, 2021 7:56 am

Exactly!

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A
Aug 26, 2021 7:56 am

Dave and Ava are not racist get off this racist crap already you sound pathetic

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Aug 04, 2021 7:56 am

I thought I was the only one, I was disgusted when I saw my kids watching. WHY? It's like sending a hidden message to kids that "Black people look like monkeys". I feel like there should be a group of people organizing to bring awareness to this. If you're down for it, reply and we can try to do something about it.

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H
Feb 27, 2022 7:56 am

I am an Iranian dad, and I saw the racist idea behind the design of the characters at the very first time I watched it with my child. So I stopped it and I will not let my child to see it ever again!

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Sep 10, 2021 7:56 am

the mom is of african decent and she doesn't look like a monkey she is actually very pretty maybe you are reading too much into it because children under the age of 6 have no understanding of racism all this kind of stuff is taught by adults who are usually racist for stuid reasons because they were taught to be by the bad judgment of misinformed people we should measure people by who they are on the inside not what they look like on the outside vanity is blind after all the most beautiful people on the outside are often the ugliest inside from my experience and ive been around for over 50 years and im mixed breed and ive been called the n word by many white people in my youth but i don't hold no malice towards white people cause i know many amazing people of white coulor as a matter of fact i have so many amazing white friends

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May 30, 2021 7:56 am

I agree the black characters could have just been people as well, but instead the creator of Dave&Ava have made them monkeys. It's a disgrace, it needs to be taking down from YouTube.

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Jul 18, 2021 7:56 am

ACPhilfer, I 100% AGREE! I have seen, on some other sites, that some non-whites have accused African Americans of being racist if we see the monkeys as being racist portrayals of black people. They used the word "anthropomorphic" so many times I started to believe they were on the "A"s in the dictionary! They have said "those of US that see Black people as monkey's are racist." they need to be quiet, learn and NOT try to teach us about OUR portrayal in history. Simply look back a FEW YEARS to see how PRESIDENT, Barak Obama and FIRST LADY, Michelle Obama were portrayed by some folks. So, I AGREE, if you see and portray black people as monkeys, YOU ARE RACIST! If WE see those portrayals and call it out, we are NOT being racist, just VERY AWARE of what our children are STILL being exposed to. We will not tolerate it!

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J
Jan 07, 2021 7:56 am

utterly racist, the makers of this cartoons should be beheaded or impaled.

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C
Oct 28, 2020 7:56 am

I had not seen any comments regarding this issue but when I googled this, I noticed I was not alone and others can see plainly what I can. The media is steeped in racism which is nothing new but in this day and age how could you be so obvious. All you people saying we are looking too deeply into this needs to go and sit down. Why not give the pigs blonde hair and a ponytail! would that be racist! the monkeys jumping on the bed look like black children and the hairstyles too. The monkey mother looks like a black woman from the clothes she's wearing to the and the body shape, some people are stupid but many of us know exactly who's going on here. Not supporting these nasty people anymore!

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J
Oct 02, 2020 7:56 am

No one of any race should be watching this Dave and Anna crap. It displays black children as monkeys. And the monkeys are not just monkeys. They are wearing clothing and have humanized features. Especially the piccany hair stlye which is given to the female monkey. Dave and Anna is nothing short if a minstrel show. If you watch Dave and Anna you are watching a animated minstrel show. Dave and Anna might as well put on black face. I am boycotting this channel all over youtube, because the owners of youtube obviously do not care about how black children perceive themselves. BLACK LIVES MATTER!

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J
Oct 02, 2020 7:56 am

I reported them on a few videos but I don't think youtube cares. YouTube are ran by racists.

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Sep 02, 2020 7:56 am

I agree with those that feel this is a white-centric show! I noticed right away, as a white person, that the characters are mostly white. Get a little diversity in there! And then, to have monkeys, DRESSED as humans, is beyond reproach. If the creators of this program don't have "their own little agenda, " prove it to us. Show children of all ethnicities interacting as children, and animals as animals.

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Mar 11, 2020 7:56 am

The creators at Dave and Ava need to understand that a large population of their viewers are children of colour and their doing a poor job of representing other people of different races and nationalities. Those monkeys could have simply been monkeys if they weren't given such human like features and mannerisms unlike the other animals. Its problematic and sends subliminal messages to the new generation we are raising.

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K
Mar 06, 2020 7:56 am

It's amazing how people can take nothing and turn it into racism. When you look for something that isn't there anything can turn into something. Jesus people stop the none sense.

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T
Jul 18, 2021 7:56 am

As an African American, YOU need to learn and open your mind. We ONLY debate with our equals, all others, we teach!

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May 01, 2021 7:56 am

You’re the apath that supports this kind of bigotry and racism. Congratulations, you’re an [censored].

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Nov 18, 2019 7:56 am

One episode comes to mind as far as racism goes. Ba Ba Black sheep. It's origin came from Europe and had no racial ground at the time. It wasn't until that song was brought to the US that it carried a racist meaning given the history of this country and slavery. Now, I thought, given where Dave and Ava originated, this song could not carry the same racial meaning it does in the US. However, when the black sheep displays the bags of wool with photographs on them to show who it's for, their black mother is replaced with a picture of a white woman who is not shown in any other episode. This is the only part of that song that makes me believe that it has any racial undertone. When I first noticed that I had to think it was racist because my question was, "why replace a main character, the mom, with a random white woman who doesn't appear in anything else solely for this episode?" If there is a true reason for it that anyone can explain then it would change my mind about it. But if there is no other reason then I'd have to believe that this show does have a racist intent.

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Sep 02, 2021 7:56 am

Yes! the "one for my dane" is suppose to be the masters wife, who is black on the show, but suddenly white for this video! it's disgusting and we all notice it right away because that white woman in the picture is literally not even a character on the show! why couldn't the masters wife be the original wife of the entire show?! especially when it's already a song with racist origin to begin with! the fact that they couldn't be drawn as mixed children, but instead, white children covered in animal skin is repulsive because it seems very racist! back to coco melon we go! this is why dave and ava will never be as successful as the children's shows that are healthy and intentionally inclusive.

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Nov 04, 2019 7:56 am

I had reservations about the show at first but my husband saw nothing wrong with it so I brushed it off. Watching the videos again, the one with the wheels on the bus song, a monkey mother is shushing the monkey baby who only stops crying once the white little girl with blue eyes hands her a toy. To me that’s racist because the white girl is able to fix the problem but the mother couldn’t? And the Polly had a dolly with a black doll, just seems demeaning to me they could have asked themselves will this come off as racist but I feel like they just wanted to push the boundaries a little bit or add in their agenda of white people being better. My opinion though we won’t be watching it anymore.

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Oct 21, 2020 7:56 am

Ok the baby dropped the binky and Ava handed it back, that's why he stopped crying, you are the one who is choosing to see the blonde hair blue eye thing. Dave doesnt have blonde hair and blue eyes. About the doll I dont see how that could be racist, would it not also be seen as potentially racist if every character and doll in the show was white? Its a doll and she is taking care of it like my god.

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M
Oct 28, 2019 7:56 am

There was nothing in the comment s because there is nothing there ..

You guys are pushing your racial views onto a kids channel which is a shame ..

Every animal is animated in the show, monkeys too are allowed to be animated ..

Black people are NOT monkeys ..

Monkeys ARE monkeys ..

the 2 children have a black mother and the girls favorite doll is black

What, is it now sexist that the girl was playing with a doll ?

Stop pushing these evil views onto kids ..
Disgusting ..

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H
Dec 05, 2020 7:56 am

I agree with this 150 percent. People now a days especially in the US are always looking for something to call racist whether they are white or black. It is a shame and it’s crazy people think a kids show is racist. Especially with a black mother. People always gotta complain about something.

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Sep 04, 2020 7:56 am

I agree! The family can just be multicultural. The Monkeys are just a family of monkeys. Why try to make this more then it is. I personally would like to see Dave and Ava change out of their cat and dog onesies. Other then that leave the racial nonsense to the real world and out of these cartoons.

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B
Aug 14, 2020 7:56 am

I agree with your comment. I think something happened to their mom. So the dad remarried a black lady because I’m more than one video the black lady is referred to as mom and wife. People are just blowing this out of portion to fit their own little agenda.

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Sep 06, 2019 7:56 am

The cartoon is has strong racial undertones. Hollywood has always tipped toed on the line of racists depictions of black people as coons and bafoons by having them play silly and ignorant roles while over emphasizing facial features like eyes, lips and cheeks. There is no reason why, with all the present sensitivity to racism, diversity and inclusion, that the depiction of monkeys in Dave & Ava is an oversight by the creators. They could have simply made the characters Black people - like Dave, Ava and their father - or made the monkeys animated monkeys without humans features. Yet, the decision to make the monkeys look human, and have motions and facial depiction similar to Hollywood’s coronary and bafoonary, is intentional with racial undertones. I noticed as soon as I saw it. I let it slide the first couple times. Yet, when I noticed my two year daughter cheering the monkeys on, I realize that she was accepting these depictions as enjoyment. Now, of course she doesn’t know any different now. Yet, if I allow her to accept these depictions of her people as normal, then she will never realize what is racist and unacceptable and what is not. This is the root of the problem with today’s culture. This is why I no longer let her watch the song of Dave & Ava with the monkeys. Nor the one with the Black baby doll which is whole other level of racial undertones that I won’t take the time to unpack.

Also, who is it that the Black Woman in Dave & Ava? Is the Dave & Ava’s mother or maid? She has on know wedding ring, and neither does the the White Man. She is also never referred to as their mother. Whatever the case, if proves that the creators can take the time to create a Black character, yet not take to the time to create a Black family. This further proves that their chose to have monkeys with human features, that represent Black people, is intentional!

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Jul 19, 2020 7:56 am

I totally agree with your comment. I was watching cocmelon With my daughter and grandkids but when it went off Dave and Ava came on. First thought we laughed and named each monkey after the kids saying “that one I’d you and you and so on” but immediately after me and my daughter thought wait why are the monkeys depicted as a black family? As we watched more videos from Dave and Ava we noticed the black doll; I became very upset and strongly feel something should be done regarding this but I did not find anywhere to comment or complain other than this page. Looking at some of the comments again show how ignorance is the problem.

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Aug 22, 2019 7:56 am

I would be more inclined to agree with this if there weren't other black characters that weren't anthropomorphic monkeys, like Ava's doll and the kids mother. Also remember that this cartoon isn't made in the US or a western European country so the same sensibilities don't factor in the same way.

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Aug 18, 2019 7:56 am

I just looked up Dave and Ava racist because of another Dave and Ava video- the Apples and Bananas song. That one is even more blatant I think. I will leave open the possibility that they simply didn't realize with their monkey family what they were implying, but that is a very slight possibility, because one would have to be pretty oblivious not to notice. The Apples and Bananas song... at least 2 of the kids seem to have 'black' hairstyles, (the other two could be as well) and the mom does as well. The reason I say the mom does is when you look at Ava's hair its whispy looking, and moves in a more flowy way, giving more of the impression of individual strands, whereas the mom's hair barely moves, and looks more solid... like it's straightened (in that old fashioned way you don't see a lot anymore, but still). And yes, this is the monkey family, AND they steal the Bananas from the white kids, and high five each other for it. How can that not be intentional?

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Jul 19, 2019 7:56 am

Whites > all others. It’s just the natural order of things.

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U
Apr 07, 2022 7:56 am

Only in the Yt mind lol. Otherwise, you wouldn't try so hard to convince others.

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S
Oct 21, 2020 7:56 am

What is actually wrong with you? Disgusting.

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Jul 19, 2019 7:56 am

I think it’s perfect

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