February 21, 2017

Store removes 'racist' Walking Dead t-shirt (that wasn't actually racist) after beta male snowflake takes offense

Rebel Staff
 

Retailer Primark has removed a Walking Dead t-shirt because it was considered “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by a Sheffield shopper.

The shirt features a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire along with the words “eeny meeny miny moe”. It's a reference to the finale to the sixth season of The Walking Dead. You can view the scene in question below.

(VIOLENT CONTENT WARNING:)



Violent? Sure. But racist? According to angry shopper Ian Lucraft it is. According to The Star, “Mr Lucraft and his wife Gwen had visited the firm's recently opened branch in The Moor in Sheffield city centre to buy a present for their grandson when they spotted the white t-shirt.”

The super offended Lucraft whined, “We were shocked when we came face to face with a new t-shirt with a racially explicit graphic and text. It was fantastically offensive and I can only assume that no-one in the process of ordering it knew what they were doing or were aware of its subliminal messages.”

Lucraft continued, “The slogan is “Eeeny meenie miny moe…..” It stops there, but of course we all know what the original said: “catch a n***** by his toe.”

Of course, however, there was no racist language used on the show during that scene. It also seems Lucraft is way out of date with his children's lingo, as the rhyme references a "tiger" and not a racist word for black people.

“I politely asked the young woman at the checkout if other people had questioned it, but she had not yet seen it as it was new stock. As we discussed it, she too was horrified,” he added.

When he got home, he sent a letter titled “Shocking Racist t-shirt in Primark”. He then sent it to the firm's Chief Executive Paul Marchant at his offices in London as well as circulating copies to The Star, The Guardian and churches across Sheffield.

A spokesperson for Primark said the shirt is being discontinued. “The t-shirt in question is licensed merchandise for the U.S. television series, The Walking Dead, and the quote and image are taken directly from the show,” he said. “Any offence caused by its design was wholly unintentional and Primark sincerely apologises for this.”

So, rather than explain that the shirt is in fact NOT racist, Primark decided to fold.

SOUND OFF in the comments with your thoughts.

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commented 2017-02-22 19:48:49 -0500
“Catch a n+#%@r by the toe is” about 50 years out of date. I’m over 50 and only knew about the previous racist version because it was referenced in some novel I read. Who the f$#k is this arsehole? GET A GODDAMNED LIFE PINHEAD!
commented 2017-02-22 15:07:20 -0500
Ian Lucraft is the racist here by thinking the second stanza of the rhyme says nigger, when it actually says tiger. What sort of upbringing did he have?
commented 2017-02-22 09:31:27 -0500
Thankfully people like Ian Lucraft are out there protecting us all….
commented 2017-02-22 01:40:50 -0500
Cameron just because you sang it that way does not mean we did. You racist.
commented 2017-02-22 00:28:20 -0500
Ezra, you’ve missed the mark on this one. Ian Lucraft is not to blame – consider, what if there were no walking dead? What is we weren’t familiar – used to – the use of “tiger”. Well we too would be offended by the shirt. We might complain too! It is apparent from his comments (unless he is being disingenuous – which I doubt) that he is simply an out-of-touch guy who has no idea what the real reference is. He really thinks it’s about beating Black people. I can’t – WE shouldn’t – blame him for that. The REAL fault lies with a society that has become so pitifully cowed and PC. Instead of just explaining to him: that isn’t the reference nor the intention of this shirt; we instead have to pull the entire product. An enormous waste of time and money; as well as depriving people who may have wanted that shirt. Don’t blame that man for his misinformed – but otherwise reasonable – stance, blame liberals for the reaction.
commented 2017-02-22 00:28:20 -0500
Ezra, you’ve missed the mark on this one. Ian Lucraft is not to blame – consider, what if there were no walking dead? What is we weren’t familiar – used to – the use of “tiger”. Well we too would be offended by the shirt. We might complain too! It is apparent from his comments (unless he is being disingenuous – which I doubt) that he is simply an out-of-touch guy who has no idea what the real reference is. He really thinks it’s about beating Black people. I can’t – WE shouldn’t – blame him for that. The REAL fault lies with a society that has become so pitifully cowed and PC. Instead of just explaining to him: that isn’t the reference nor the intention of this shirt; we instead have to pull the entire product. An enormous waste of time and money; as well as depriving people who may have wanted that shirt. Don’t blame that man for his misinformed – but otherwise reasonable – stance, blame liberals for the reaction.
commented 2017-02-22 00:18:54 -0500
I never thought I would be a Walking dead fan as I’m not into gore and frankly the Zombie thing didn’t really give me much reason to want to tune in as it has been done and done before but I did tune in during a marathon once and was surprised it was much more than that. To me it was much more the friendships and comradery and characters and dare I add romance as well as presenting you with moral dilemmas. I also can’t help seeing it as a bit of social commentary wen I see parallels between certain groups who do not want to face the harsh realities and choose to live in denial at their own peril.
commented 2017-02-21 22:54:05 -0500
cameron…did the federal ndp hire you to troll after your faiiled attempt to be mla for Estevan?
commented 2017-02-21 22:37:23 -0500
I nearly forgot it was, ‘catch a nigger by the toe’…until Lucrapt the Milquetoast Betamale brought it up. Just like Obama and his race baiting ways. Liberals…you can’t live with ‘em, you can’t shoot ‘em.
As kids in the 60’s we used, ‘catch a piggy by the toe’…of course we were also conversant in; ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.’, and standing up to bullies, language.
commented 2017-02-21 22:05:11 -0500
Cameron Robcock, I searched the internet and nowhere is there any mention of the t-shirt being recalled. That is the third story you posted absolute lies on the rebel in just one night. Are you going for a Gordo Steele lying record?
commented 2017-02-21 21:56:26 -0500
Mr Lucraft is the racist here. Catch a “N” by the toe? Never heard of it.
commented 2017-02-21 20:48:57 -0500
This is what you get when children are raised in socio-cultrally zero-gravity environments. Have you ever heard of NO-resistence training before? No (remotely successful) competitor ever has either.
commented 2017-02-21 20:38:52 -0500
Does rebel "fake"media even know what the songs words are???
And the shirt was removed by the company not because of the complaint but it was one that was refused and still got printed. It was on recall. So buy the shirt if your a fan and save it. It was on recall 2 weeks before this “incident” happened.
Again rebel"fake" media failed at reporting real stuff.
commented 2017-02-21 19:13:57 -0500
Tell the snowflakes to fuck off and melt.
commented 2017-02-21 18:26:36 -0500
Mr. Lucraft ia one of these people that suffer from "ternie, meanie, weenie . . . "

DJBT
commented 2017-02-21 18:17:48 -0500
why do these people and stores keep appeasing the snowflakes , tell him to go to hell or get out of the country like maybe to the middle east . lots of freedom of speech there , time for businesses and normal sane people to stand up and say no more of your social justice BS .
commented 2017-02-21 18:11:29 -0500
The walking dead is anything but a racist show as it contains several inter-racial relationships. There was a few more pronounced racist characters earlier in the series but they were described as assholes and both showed large strides towards becoming more tolerant and one is now considered one of the shows heroes. It might help if people ad a basic understanding of what they were criticizing before they offered said criticism.