Walmart apologizes after racial slur appears on product description

18 July, 2017, 07:07 | Author: Leticia Walters
  • Walmart initially removed the offensive word from the title of the product but it remained in the item’s details where the color is listed

Meanwhile, Jagazi issued a statement on its website saying they are aware of the Walmart image and that someone used the company's name to list an item.

The wig cap controversy comes just days after Walmart Canada came under fire and was forced to pull from its shelves a "racist" onesiedecorated with teepees that joked about children living at home despite the country's history of taking indigenous kids away from their families. Travon Free, a writer for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", tweeted Sunday night.

Walmart is apologizing for a product description on its website that uses the "n-word" to describe a hair net it had listed for sale on its site.

OK, that's good to hear, but why in the hell was it even being sold by Walmart in the first place ... with such an appalling description?

Chizo Onuh, owner of Jagazi, told HuffPost that she doesn't sell through Walmart or have an account with Walmart.

Twitter users were up in arms over a third-party seller's racist color description.

"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", Walmart said.

The wig cap was manufactured by United Kingdom company Jagazi Naturals, but Chizo Onuh, the company's owner, told CNN Money that the product is counterfeit, and was sold by an "unauthorized" seller to Walmart.

"N****R-BROWN! Really We woke up this morning to the news that someone has used our name JAGAZI to list an item". We are feeling the pain here as well.

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