Walmart apologizes for racial slur in product description for weaving cap

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

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

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.

By mid-day Monday, however, Walmart had pulled down the offending post. Author Roxane Gay said that the use of the word was "so far past unacceptable".

The retailer explained that manufacturers and suppliers provide product descriptions, and that listing had not yet been verified by Walmart. 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", Walmart said.

"Trump wants a much n***er navy: Here's how much it'll cost", the headline read.

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. Many other users bombarded Twitter with screenshots of the page.

Walmart apologized and removed the racial slur and replaced the "Add To Cart" button with a message stating that the item was no longer available.