- Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes gets shot and falls into a coma
- Finds himself in a Zombie Apocalypse
- His family is missing and sets out to find them
- He finds them with a big group of people
- Rick becomes the leader of this group
- Helps them survive, find a place to live, and get food
- Show is about survival, the risks, and the things you'll have to do to survive
- An international clothing retailer called Primark removed a “Walking Dead” T-shirt from its store
- The shirt features a baseball bat covered in barbed wire and the phrase “Eeny meeny miny moe"
- Ian Lucraft complained that it was “racist” and “offensive"
- Lucraft stated, “This image relates directly to the practice of assaulting black people in America,” and, “It is directly threatening of a racist assault, and if I were black and were faced by a wearer I would know just where I stood."
- The line is followed by "catch a tiger by the toe"
- Earlier versions of the ryhme include the N-word
- The rhyme was used in one of the episodes
- Neagan uses the ryhme to pick a victim
- Neagan “hesitates” to kill Asian American character named Glenn
- That’s why the rhyme was used in the first place
- Primark stated, "Offence caused by it's(the shirt's) design was wholly unintentional."
WHY I CHOSE THE ARTICLE
- Surprised me
- I watch the show
- Classmates watch the show
- Interesting article
- Connects to our current theme
- Adversity, Conflict, and Change
- How does conflict lead to change?
- Racism, boycott the store, and remove shirt
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS
- In your opinion, do you think Ian Lucraft over exaggerated or acted appropriately when he saw the shirt?
- If the shirt had the same words, but a different background, would the shirt still be labeled as racist and offensive?