This Walmart Product Description Used A Racial Slur And People Online Are Pissed

Trigger warning: some tweets below have the use of a racial epithet.
Flickr / Mike Mozart and Twitter / @Travon

I’m not sure how we still live in a world where people think the N-word is a cool and fun thing to say, but here we are in 2017, having to explain the same thing over and over again. This time, Walmart is the offender — except this time, it may not have completely been their fault.

A third-party vendor on Walmart’s website was selling their darker wig caps under the description “n*****-brown”. Trust me, users noticed.

At first, people weren’t sure if it was real.

https://twitter.com/YEGlifer/status/886819271300591616

But trust me, they found out real fast.

https://twitter.com/YEGlifer/status/886819966384717825

Other stories carried the same product, but there was one key difference:

Walmart has since edited the product description and issued an apology via Twitter.

While it’s true that it was a third-party vendor that wrote the description, whoever was in charge of uploading the products probably should have noticed and edited the slur out.

I guess Walmart’s not getting off the hook that easily.

Hopefully Walmart will get their shit together fast to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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