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Swedish author accused of stereotyping over "Heikki the wino" character -
2014-07-01 16:53:22 GMT
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"A Swedish Finn living in Stockholm has complained to the Discrimination Ombudsman about a character in an illustrated children's book, Swedish daily Aftonbladet reports. The complainant says that the character, an alcoholic called Heikki, plays on Swedish prejudices about Finnish immigrants. The illustrator says the issue is of social class, not of nationality."
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