March 14th, 2012

After public backlash, Israel drops diapered baby as Olympic mascot

By Associated Press
Washington Post

In the end, Israelis didn’t want their Olympic athletes at London’s Summer Games to be represented by a red-haired baby in blue diapers.

The Israeli Olympic Committee unveiled “Baby Bamba,” which advertises a popular peanut snack made by Osem, as the team’s mascot earlier this week.

Critics said the mascot was undignified and a sign of commercialism taken too far.

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