Walmart Removes Item From Website After N-Word Used In Description

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

Walmart is taking some heat for using the N-word to describe a product on its website, forcing the retail giant to apologize and remove the product.

Some were quick to point out that Amazon has the same Jagazi Natural's Full Cap Weaving Net product listed without a racial slur in the description. Instead of "brown", the site showed it as "n--brown".

Walmart blamed a third party for the listing on its site.

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By Monday, as outrage over the slur spread on social media, the weave cap had been removed and the big-box retailer issued an apology on its Tweeter account, writing: 'We agree, this is appalling'.

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"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. The company says the incident is a "clear violation" of its policies and is investigating the seller.

Twitter users were up in arms over a third-party seller's racist color description.

However, the store intends to get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible, knowing the impact bad PR can sometimes have. On Monday morning, the word was pulled from the details portion of the listing, and the item itself was taken off the website. The real JAGAZI is a 100 percent black company for black people. Please be aware. Very sorry for all the distress this has caused. "We are feeling the pain here as well", said Chizo Onuh of Jagazi Naturals.

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