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September 5, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiririca is one of Brazil's most popular singers, a former circus clown who sings childish ditties, a man of humble origins and mixed race. But Tiririca, according to some Afro-Brazilian leaders, has recorded a song that is insulting to blacks. A judge in Rio de Janeiro agreed: She ordered his record pulled from the shelves. The singer and his record company, Sony Music, have been hit with criminal and civil actions accusing them of racism.
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September 5, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiririca is one of Brazil's most popular singers, a former circus clown who sings childish ditties, a man of humble origins and mixed race. But Tiririca, according to some Afro-Brazilian leaders, has recorded a song that is insulting to blacks. A judge in Rio de Janeiro agreed: She ordered his record pulled from the shelves. The singer and his record company, Sony Music, have been hit with criminal and civil actions accusing them of racism.
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