Walmart responds to product offensively labeled online

Walmart Apologizes After N-Word Used on Its Site to Describe Hair Product

Walmart Apologizes After N-Word Used on Its Site to Describe Hair Product

By mid-day Monday, however, Walmart had pulled down the offending post.

"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 webpage said.

Walmart customers are furious after they noticed a product being sold in "n--r brown".

"We are very sorry and appalled that this third-party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace", Danit Marquardt, a Walmart spokeswoman, said.

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". "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".

"Trump wants a much n***er navy: Here's how much it'll cost", the headline read.

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

She said that she does not believe her product had ever been used with a racial slur before. Others have criticized Walmart for passing the buck onto the third-party seller rather than taking total responsibility for what ended up on its website.

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