The retail giant, Walmart, is apologizing after a horrifying incident occurred on their website. Consumers were extremely angered to learn the “N word” was being used on Walmart’s website.
Walmart has since apologized and issued a statement about the event. They have removed the product listing from their site as well.
“We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace,” spokeswoman Danit Marquardt wrote in a statement. “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.”
Many products can be sold via third party vendors. However, it is up to Walmart to make sure their products align with the values and vision of their own brand.
The product being sold was a net weaving cap, used as a protective layer between a person’s hair and sewn-in hair extensions. It used the “N word” in its description but failed to provide more detailed information in the product description category.
“While we aim to provide accurate product information, it is provided by manufacturers, suppliers, and others, and has not been verified by us,” a disclaimer provided below the product read.
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