The Oompa-Loompa’s are considered to be hard working and are no taller than a child. According to Willy Wonka himself, Oompa-Lommpa’s are no larger than medium sized dolls. Originated from Loompaland, these rosy white skinned and golden-brown haired hard workers have a knack for singing quite well. In addition to their singing ability, Willy Wonka also describes them as mischievous and loves dancing and music. Despite the fact that some individuals may find the Oompa-Loompa character interesting along with its characteristics, Jeremy Treglown thinks they portray something different. Presented in one of Treglown’s articles, Roald Dahl: A Biography, the Oompa-Loompa’s characteristics were portrayed as African American pygmies who were imported by the owner of the fictional chocolate factory, Willy Wonka. Treglown compared the two even further by describing the similar characteristics such as singing while working. Some may find Treglown’s analysis on the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a bit drastic, and some may agree his perspective. However, those who may find Treglown’s analysis somewhat convincing might believe that racist undertones are present in the Oompa-Loompa character. For example, in Treglown’s article, he describes the height of both African American pygmy and Oompa-Lompa’s. The average height of an African American pygmy is usually below 5 feet and 1 inch. Although there is not an actual or factual height for Oompa Loompa’s, Willy Wonka has described them to be no larger than medium sized dolls. Additionally to their similarities is their vocal music. Pygmy is particularly known for their vocal music and Oompa-Loompas, also according to Willy Wonka, are quite vocal with their music as well. Their songs and lyrics are made up on the spot and are usually quite witty. Regardless of being an icon in the Chocolate Factory fairy tale, the Oompa Loompa’s have become controversial characters from growing criticisms.