Walmart apologizes after offering weaving net in 'n----r brown'

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Luglio 17, 2017

Walmart was apologizing on Monday after an appalling description of a product by a third-party vendor made its way onto the retail giant's website.

"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 read. 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, and has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened", writes Director or Corporate Communications Danit Marquardt.

This is not the first time in recent weeks that a company's use of the N-word has led to criticism.

Yahoo retracted the headline and issued an apology, but by then the headline had gone viral.

She said that she does not believe her product had ever been used with a racial slur before.

The product, a Jagazi full cap hair net, was listed on Walmart.com Monday morning, with the derogatory term used for the color description.

People took to social media late Sunday night to point out a racial slur included in a product description on Walmart's website.

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