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Controversial figurines removed from shelves after complaint

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Figurines sold in a Detroit, Michigan dollar store were removed from the shelves Tuesday after several customers complained of racial undertones. 

The figurines were being sold at the Super Dollar Center in Lincoln Park.

The statues depict a white cherub with armor and a sword stepping on the head of a black cherub with horns. It appears to be depicting Archangel Michael defeating Satan.

While some people don't have a problem with it, the fact that the white cherub's foot is on the black cherub's head is rubbing some people the wrong way.

A customer who noticed the figurines last week took a picture and called the store to ask if they'd remove them from the shelves. When our affiliates at WXYZ went to the store on Tuesday, the figurines were still on the shelves.

The store owner told WXYZ they meant to take the figurines down last week, but got busy with the holidays.

They were removed while TV crews were there.

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