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Walmart has apologized for an offensive slur used by a third-party seller in a product listing on its website.
By mid-day Monday, however, Walmart had pulled down the offending post. By early Monday afternoon, the reference to the N-word had disappeared and a note informed shoppers that the product was on longer available.
"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 below the product read.
Walmart customers are furious after they noticed a product being sold in "n--r brown". The station reached out to the company, and a spokesperson released the following statement: "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 an has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened", the company tweeted.
Yahoo retracted the headline and issued an apology, but by then the headline had gone viral. While Walmart's use of the racial slur in a product description has drawn outrage, Yahoo's typo had a much different reaction.
Walmart has removed an item from Walmart.com after the n-word was used to describe the color of the item.
Walmart pinned the racial slur on a "third party seller" which coincides with a message on the company website.