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Walmart apologizes for n-word description in ad

Walmart apologizes for n-word description in ad

On Monday, Twitter user Kwani Lewis shared a screenshot of the product page in which the cap's color is described as "n****r-brown".

She said that she does not believe her product had ever been used with a racial slur before.

Walmart promptly replaced the "add to cart" button with a message stating the item was no longer available. Pictures of the description spread across social media and on Monday prompted an apology from Walmart.

Walmart said a third party seller had listed the item on their site and that they were "very sorry" and "appalled" it had happened. "The product has been removed and we're investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened".

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Walmart have apologised after a product appeared on their website featuring a racist term in the description.

The merchandise, a Jagazi Natural full cap weaving net used for hair extensions, was being sold by a third party on Walmart.com for $7.28.

"We woke up this morning to the news that someone has used our name Jagazi to list an item", the company said. The Huffington Post reported that the product was indeed not sold by Jagazi Naturals.

Many have slammed the corporations for hosting the item; however, Walmart's listing notes product information "is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and others, and has not been verified by us". The real JAGAZI is a 100 percent black company for black people. Please be aware. Very sorry for all the distress this has caused. This isn't the first time Wal-Mart has had to pull an offensive or controversial product from its virtual shelves.


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