Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan has tweeted that "People are stupid" in response to Primark removing a t-shirt from its stores with the words "Eeny meeny miny mo" and a picture of Lucille his baseball bat.
Fairy tale appreciators Ian and Gwen Lucraft complained about the tshirt after seeing it in Primark. The couple, deemed the t-shirt racially offensive due to an outdated version of the rhyme that appears on it.
He said: “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.”
He continued by claiming that the image “...relates directly to the practice of assaulting black people in America.”
A spokesman for the high street chain said: “The t-shirt in question is licensed merchandise for the US television series, The Walking Dead, and the quote and image are taken directly from the show. Any offence caused by its design was wholly unintentional and Primark sincerely apologises for this.’
Mr Lucraft has said, now that he has got his name in the papers, that he is very pleased with the response.