Walmart is under fire for the description of a product on the Walmart.com website that allegedly contained a racial slur.
A brown wig cap that was listed and sold by a third-party vendor has reportedly been removed after several people attested to coming across the n-word while skimming the product’s text. “Jagazi Natural’s Full Cap Weaving Net Durable Stretchy Weaving Net Weaving Cap Wig Cap – Size M (N****r-Brown),” a screen shot that has been circulating the internet reads. The Arkansas-based retailer initially edited the text, but it was eventually removed once the controversy broke out.
An apology over the incident was issued by Walmart’s Director of National Media Relations, Ragan Dickens, who stated: “We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace. It is a clear violation of our policy and has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened.”
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