Walmart Apologizes for Slur on Website
WALMART APOLOGIZES FOR OFFENSIVE SLUR USED BY THIRD-PARTY SELLER IN A PRODUCT LISTING ON ITS WEBSITE
(CNN) – Walmart is apologizing for an offensive slur used by a third-party seller in a product listing on its website.
The cap listed the color as “N-word brown.”
Walmart issued a statement on Monday saying it too is upset by the use of the word on its site.
It reads, “We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace.
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.”
The cap was described as manufactured by Jagazi naturals in the U.K.
But that company said the product is a counterfeit version and was sold by an unauthorized seller.
A statement on the company’s website reads in part, “The real Jagazi is a 100 percent black company for black people. people have often used our brand name to try and sell their fake products…”
“It just doesn’t make any sense. no one will buy the product when you put that offensive name on it.”