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A ‘Walking Dead’ T-shirt is being banned from UK stores over allegations of racism

  • British retailer Primark has pulled a T-shirt based on The Walking Dead after a customer found it “racist” and “fantastically offensive." 
  • The incident, first reported by the Sheffield Star, occurred in Sheffield, England, at the chain department store Primark.
  • The shirt features a bloody, barbed wire-covered baseball bat — the signature weapon of Negan — and the phrase "eeny meeny miny moe." 
  • In both the show and the comics, Negan recites the nursery rhyme while deciding which member of the main group of protagonists to kill.
  • However, the Primark customer noted that the nursery rhyme has a racist origin dating back to the 1900s, in which the "tiger” in “catch a tiger by the toe” was originally the n-word. Read more (2/23/17 9:09 AM)

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