Walmart In Strife Over Back-To-School Gun Display

Isaac Cain
August 12, 2017

The company said Wednesday it was working to identify which of its stores put up the exhibit.

In July, Wlamart was roundly denounced on social media and called racist for using the term "n****r brown" to describe a wig cap sold on its online store.

A Walmart gun display urging customers to "Own the school year like a hero" has drawn such a negative response that the company has spent the last 24 hours repeatedly apologizing to outraged tweeters.

Unfortunately, its "Own the school year like a hero" merchandising has ended up in one of its United States stores' sporting goods departments.

The photo shows a glass display of guns with a sign above reading, "Own the school year like a hero".

Walmart issued an apology following the incident, saying through a spokesperson that 'What's seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores'.

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Walmart initially denied that the store location was in Evansville.

"It was never confirmed the sign was [at the store in Indiana], and it wasn't confirmed that this was the store in question", Mr. Crowson said. "We're very sorry and checking into how this could have happened".

May told the paper she alerted store employees, but they couldn't locate a store manager.

Though the tweet from @OMGItsBirdman was the one that got the most traction on Twitter (as of this writing, it has about 27,000 retweets and 52,000 likes), Walmart told the Washington Post it's still trying to find who posted the original photo.

'People don't seem to honestly care, ' May noted.

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