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Blonde Non-Gypsy Maria Dances Like A Gummy Bear For Tabloid Cash

by | 21st, October 2013


MARIA, the blonde child found living with non-blondes Hristos Salis, 39, and Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, in Greece is the subject of what the Sun calls a “disturbing film”. In it the “little girl made to dance for cash”.

No, not like on the X Factor . Well, sort of.

The Daily Mirror is so outraged it tells its readers:

Watch Greece girl ‘Maria’ dance for gypsy woman in video as eight “promising” leads emerge in hunt for parents

The Mirror’s video is topped by an advert. Maria is till dancing for money. Ker-ching!

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Ian Murphy adds in the Sun :

THE little girl rescued from a gypsy camp dances for her captors in this disturbing video handed to cops.

Rescued. Surely, she was found? And are they are captors? We know that she is in the care of a children’s charity, from which there is little chance of escape. Does she know her new family? If her birth mother and father come forward to claim her, will they be allowed to keep her or will the State own Maria?

In the 29-second clip she twirls in circles in the middle of a sunny yard as a dark-haired woman watches.

The blonde dancing for the darkies.

When the tot falters and stops the woman pushes her back into the centre of the screen and she starts again. The girl — now four, but believed to be just one at the time — is dressed in a white T-shirt and pink shorts with a dummy in her mouth.

Her hair appears darker than the light blonde in pictures released after her rescue, backing up the theory it had been dyed by her fake parents.

What else do we know? Well, the  Mail has news of the “blonde angle”:

First pictures of gypsy couple ‘who snatched Maria’ as they appear in court accused of abduction and facing up to 20 years in prison

What do the accused say?

“It was an adoption that was not exactly legal, but took place with the mother’s consent,” Constantinos Katsavos, one of the lawyers representing Salis, told reporters, adding that is what the couple testified in court.


At the weekend a charity caring for the girl said she was treated like a ‘dancing bear’ by the family she lived with – who exploited her innocent looks, making her beg for money.

Or a dancing Gummy Bear, as the Daily Mirror would have it.

What charity said that?

Athens-based charity Smile of the Child .

Who are they?

“We all know and talk about children on the streets who can’t smile. They can’t smile because they don’t have money, toys, or food and some of them don’t even have parents. Just think and leave

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