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Primark - Bring Back the Walking Dead "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe" Shirt

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Primark have stopped the sale of The Walking Dead "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe" Shirt due to a customer claiming the shirt is highly offensive and racist.

The whole story is below

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2916848/primark-racist-walking-dead-t-shirts-removed/?CMP=spklr-_-Editorial-_-FBPAGE-_-TheSun-_-20170221-_-815867093

I, as a consumer and fan of the Walking Dead feel that this is not the right response. The complaint called it "Racist" despite the fact that those buying the shirt are buying it for the sake of the show as it's an officially licensed product. FYI the original Eenie Meenie Miny Moe song had the lyrics changed to "Tiger" over 40 years ago and only those older than  this know the original which he falsely claims "Everyone knows how it ends" in the article.

Also, the man complaining is WHITE. He is taking a mild mannered shirt and taking it way out of context and is dictating what is and isn't racist on behalf of a group of people, of which he has no right to speak on behalf of. 

Complaints like this should not be taken seriously and it should be down to those whose actual race/ethnicity are involved to speak up and corporations should not give into white people claiming racist remarks when it is indeed not.

If Eenie Meenie Miny Moe is indeed so horribly racist as this man claims then maybe we should stop children singing it in our playgrounds or maybe I should get arrested for using it to choose which socks I'm wearing today.

I know I could have worded all this a little better but I'm just shocked that a retail corporation could panic so much on the complaints of one ill minded customer speaking as ifor he himself is black! 

 

 

 

 

 



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