Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: Racist Nursery Rhymes You Didn’t Know You Were Learning

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The Australian children’s group “The Wiggles” got in trouble for singing this racist song about emancipating an “Abo” (a racial slur for Aboriginals) after he’s been worked for so many years he was no longer of any use. The Wiggles took out the most offensive of the lyrics,

Let me Abo go loose, Lou
Let me Abo go loose:
He’s of no further use, Lou
So let me Abo go loose.

But they were still forced to apologize for singing the 1957 song which is one of the best-known and most successful Australian songs.

This clip features The Beatles singing it.

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