Duluth store stops selling "My Indian name is Crawling Drunk" shirts
The shirts had sayings like "My Indian name is 'Drinks Like Fish' " and "My Indian name is 'Crawling Drunk.' Really classy.
It's Duluth's epic fail of the year.
But he didn't dump the shirts altogether. He put the shirts farther back in the store and sold them for a deeply discounted price. When the Duluth Human Rights Officer visited the store, he told him he would sell them all to him at cost to get them off the shelf. How thoughtful.
More from the Duluth News Tribune:
The decision was prompted by a visit to the store last Thursday by Duluth's Human Rights Officer, Bob Grytdahl, and Donna Ennis of the Duluth American Indian Commission. They told Shaked the commission had been receiving lots of complaints about the T-shirts.Luckily the store owner was understanding in the end and agreed to stop ordering the shirts now that they are sold out. We're just glad visitors to Duluth won't be leaving one of our great Minnesota destinations making drunk Indian jokes. We've got a little more class than that.
"We have a lot of joke T-shirts. ... When we bought this one we didn't know it would be offensive but he explained to me why [American Indians] would take offense and we agreed to take them down," Shaked said.
If you wanted to see the shirts, we found them for sale here and here.