Walmart Apologizes For Racist 'N*gger Brown' Product Listing

Cornelia Mascio
Luglio 17, 2017

Walmart is responding to a product posted on its website by a third-party selling with an offensive label. Several people have sent our sister station KTRK a screenshot of the image that shows the head of a mannequin with the Jagazi Natural full cap weaving net. By early Monday afternoon, the reference to the N-word had disappeared and a note informed shoppers that the product was on longer available.

The retailer explained that manufacturers and suppliers provide product descriptions, and that listing had not yet been verified by Walmart.

The apology and removal of the product did little to stem the outrage against Walmart for using the N-word in its product description.

New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay condemned the retail chain, tweeting that dropping the N-bomb on their site was "so far past unacceptable".

"We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace", the retailer tweeted in response. "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".

A story on Yahoo Finance wrote about Donald Trump's desire to grow the U.S. Navy, but used the N-word by accident.

She said that she does not believe her product had ever been used with a racial slur before. Many other users bombarded Twitter with screenshots of the page.

Walmart pinned the racial slur on a "third party seller" which coincides with a message on the company website.

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