Walgreens is ordering the removal of the "Chia Obama" from its stores in Tampa and Chicago, saying the ceramic-plant figure of the chief executive is inappropriate for sale.
Spokesman Robert Elfinger said store managers have the ability to market products of their choice.
But the top brass of the Illinois-based drug chain didn't like what was being sold. "We got some complaints from people that they thought it was racist, " Elfinger said in a telephone interview to OBB News.
"The two white people who complained also demanded the discontinue of Pokemon as it encourages animal violence," Elfinger added.
Watermellon seeds are no longer to be sold in the gardening section either just in case.