Saturday, February 25, 2017
The AMC's show "The Walking Dead" is stirring up emotions, but not for gruesome scenes or unexpected endings.
This time, it's for T-shirts.
The Huffington Post reported that Primark, an international clothing retailer, stopped selling the shirt.
The Warwick Courier reported that Ian Lucraft wrote a letter to the store's CEO Paul Marchant, saying it was "fantastically offensive" and "racist."
The problem? The phrase "eeny meeny miny moe," which in the show is followed by the line, "catch a tiger by his toe."
However, some historical versions of the rhyme include a racial slur instead of the word "tiger," which sparked the complaint, according to the Huffington Post.
The phrase is said by Negan, a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the show. EW reported Morgan responded with a tweet, saying, "people are stupid."
How far we have come as a PC Nation!
Now something is offensive if someone decides it can be edited to be offensive.
The POSSIBILITY that someone could replace one word for another is enough to consider something FANTASTICALLY OFFENSIVE.
That’s worse than offensive, right?
It sounds bad, huh?
Doesn’t that pretty much mean every T shirt with a slogan should be banned?
Morgan was half right-it’s the retailer who was stupid. They made an inventory decision based on ONE letter from an obvious moron.