Walmart Says Sorry For Racial Slur In Weave Cap Description
Is it too late to apologize? We had to ask, because Walmart is asking customers for forgiveness after a racial slur in the description of this online item sparked outrage.
We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace,” Walmart said in a statement Monday.
“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.”
To add insult to injury the owner of Jagazi Naturals says the store was offering the product through an unauthorized vendor.
Chizo Onuh, a 39-year-old based in London, told the Daily News she was just finishing dropping her kids off at school when she started receiving emails blaming her for the n-word weaving net.
“Considering the fact that I’m a black woman from Nigeria, what really pains me is that I get these emails from other black people who are in pain because of that word,” she said.
Onuh told the News that there is “nothing I can do about it” and that her brand, a nonsense name she made up herself, has previously been copied by others on eCommerce platforms such as Amazon and wish.com to sell similar products.
She said that she does not believe her product had ever been used with a racial slur before.
Hot mess… In this day and age where so much e-commerce is done and sites like Amazon and Wal-Mart allow third parties to sell, there should really be stronger precautions to prevent racial slurs from even being used. Shouldn’t there?