Primark - Withdraw the sale of all Mickey Mouse merchandise.
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Primark have halted the sale of a t-shirt depicting the words "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" alongside a picture of a baseball bat, on account of a complaint that claims it is racist and that it promotes violence towards black people.
This claim is on the basis that a racist variation of the rhyme was once in use decades ago.
Following this train of logic, it is in my opinion that any and all merchandise depicting Mickey Mouse should be withdrawn from Primark on account of the character's fantastically offensive origins as a minstrel caricature.
It is especially shocking to find that, according to the search result on Primark's site, at least thirteen items are marketed towards children. This to me suggests that Primark find it acceptable for children to openly advertise racial insensitivity.
The fact that Primark are willing to remove a t-shirt due to the implied support of violence against minorities whilst they still sell merchandise that depicts them as clownish buffoons comes across as extremely hypocritical, and I find that unacceptable.
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