Walmart issued an apology after a Twitter user discovered the N-word was used to describe the color of a hair product on their website.
A third party vendor described a netting wig cap as “n—-r brown” before it was removed Thursday afternoon. The n-word was featured both in the headline for the product as well as a description about it that praised its “characteristic and chic design.”
— Kwani Lunis (@KwaniALunis) July 17, 2017
Walmart apologized and removed the racial slur and replaced the “Add To Cart” button with a message stating that the item was no longer available.
“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 an has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened,” the company tweeted.
Walmart pinned the racial slur on a “third party seller” which coincides with a message on the company website.
“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 on the product’s Walmart web page said.
The company replied to angry Twitter users by responding to messages with, “We agree this is appalling,” and a copy of the official statement.
We agree this is appalling. pic.twitter.com/VFke71Deo9
— Walmart (@Walmart) July 17, 2017