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Jeffrey Dean Morgan: 'Walking Dead' T-shirt controversy 'stupid'

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan thinks the controversy over a "Walking Dead" T-shirt is "stupid."

Morgan, who stars as Negan on the AMC series, tweeted in response to international clothing retailer Primark removing a "Walking Dead" T-shirt from their stores after consumers said it was "racist."

"Holy c--p people are stupid," Morgan tweeted.

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The shirt, which featured a bloodied baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire with the words "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe," refers to Morgan's character Negan, who utters the children’s rhyme before attacking his victims with his bat, Lucille. The slogan came from the final episode of the sixth season.

The children's rhyme is now recited as, "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a tiger by the toe." It's original words included the N-word. 

According to British news outlets, shoppers were so offended by the T-shirt, Primark agreed to remove the top.

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"We were shocked when we came face to face with a new T-shirt with a racially explicit graphic and text," shopper Ian Lucraft told Sheffield News. "It was fantastically offensive and I can only assume that no one in this process of ordering it knew what they were doing or were aware of its subliminal messages."

A spokesman for Primark said that the questionable garment has been withdrawn and added: "Any offense caused by [the shirt's] design was wholly unintentional and Primark sincerely apologizes for this. Primark is currently removing the product from sale."

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