‘Walking Dead’ T-shirt plucked from department store for ‘fantastically offensive’ emblem

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th July 2017
‘Walking Dead’ T-shirt plucked from department store for ‘fantastically offensive’ emblem

International clothing retailer Primark has plucked a Walking Dead T-shirt from their accumulates after one shopper called out the phrase’s offensive origins.

The shirt, which featured a bloodied baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire with the words Eeny Meeny Miny Moe, ” refers to the fictional character Negan from the cult zombie TV show, who utters the childrens rhyme before criticizing his victims with his at-bat, Lucille. The motto came from the final escapade of the sixth season.

The children’s rhyme is now recited as, “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a tiger by the toe.” It’s original words includes the N-word.


Sheffield News reported that shopper Ian Lucraft was so offended by the T-shirt that he immediately complained to the UK-based discount dres supermarkets Chief Executive Paul Marchant.

We were sickened when we arrived face to face with a brand-new T-shirt with a racially explicit graphic and text, showed the Methodist minister. It was fantastically offensive and I can only assume that no one in this process of telling it knew what they were doing or were aware of its subliminal messages.

The slogan is Eeny meenie miny moe It stops there, but of course we all know what the original articulated: catch a n—-r by his toe, included Lucraft.


Ludcraft also stated he asked the salesperson at the checkout if other people had interrogated the shirt, but became aware that she reportedly didnt see it as it was new broth. Nonetheless, when he informed her of his reasoning, she extremely was horrified.

The graphic has a large American baseball bat, wrapped round with barbed wire, and are covered under blood. This image relates directly to the practice of assaulting black people in America, ” mentioned Ludcraft. “It is immediately threatening of a racist assault, and if I were pitch-black and were faced by a wearer I would know just where I stood.

In the famed scene, Negan employed the word beast, ” as opposes this N-word.


A spokesperson for Primark used to say the questionable costume has been withdrawn and lent: The T-shirt in question is licensed merchandise for the U.S. television series, The Walking Dead, and the mention and portrait are taken directly from the demonstrate. Any offense is generated by its pattern was utterly unintentional and Primark sincerely defends for this. Primark is currently removing the produce from sale.

Sheffield News likewise revealed that the popular children counting verse has existed in various forms since well before 1820.

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