Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart issued an apology on Monday after a racist description showed up on a sales item on the retail giant’s website.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. quickly apologized after the racist description went viral on social media.

According to the NY Post, the description was posted by a third-party vendor who makes weave caps for black women who wear wigs and sew-in extensions.

The third party vendor described the netting’s color as “ni–er brown.”

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart quickly removed the item and replaced the “Add To Cart” button with a message stating the item was no 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 read.

Not satisfied with the disclaimer, social media users dragged Wal-Mart for not doing better quality control.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman issued an apology, saying the vendor was being investigated.

“We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace,” spokeswoman Danit Marquardt said. “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.”

This is why Amazon.com is the king of online sales. Amazon employs software and human beings to scan vendor ads for offensive language.

Do better, Wal-Mart!





  • Passion

    Wow, what’s next?

  • Rayne

    Is anybody shocked?
    Seems like they do this for attention now a days. “It was a mistake face ass”

  • Diva4lyfe

    CRAZY……

  • Keesh5000

    wait…..let me take this one in

  • stav

    Now they need to publicly name that ” Vendor” ! If it’s not the fault of Walmart , the public needs to know the culprit!

  • mzwhang90210

    Wow.
    Now, had the advertisement read something like “f*ggot pink” the item would have never made it on the website.
    Somebody saw it. Trust.

  • TheOwley

    I blame Walmart for selling a product from any vendor that denigrates themselves and or any minority by association. The loser here is this vendor whose customers are blacks who are OK with this word still.

  • Isignedup4this

    Sad part is… even if we built black owned grocery stores and had to upcharge by even 5% and maybe u had to drive a little farther… some would still make excuses and shop at Walmart. Some just wouldn’t want other blacks to get ahead (crab bucket) and others would say Walmart is simply cheaper. How do we SERIOUSLY solve this on how to shop ‘black’? Like really, let’s start a movement in this post if you all are really serious!!!

  • Keesh5000

    they would have burnt down walmarts if they would have said the f word!!! But N word in front of F*ggot brown would have been just fine…just fine

  • Li

    First let me say these 3rd party sellers are overseas for the most part. Which indicates to me that they are Chinese and/or African. It’s a term they see in movies and spoken on rap records so they think it’s OK. Walmart should drop the 3P seller and school them.
    There’s a video around where some black women went to Africa and all the men called them “N*GER* and they had to be schooled. We are exporting stereotypes through our rappers and movies.

  • KLo

    mutha-trucker

  • mzwhang90210

    OT:
    Ann Coulter goes on a twitter rant against Delta Airlines for mistakenly giving away her seat with extra leg room…for which she paid an extra $30–okay cool, but why did Ann, have to post that woman’s picture?
    It isn’t the woman’s fault that Delta gave her Ann’s seat. Attacking the woman’s appearance and everything. SMH.

    See—-I don’t want NOBODY posting my pic on social media w/o my approval. Is that even legal? Folks can just snap a pic of you and post it…smh. I predict somebody getting a real beat down for doing that.
    Just watch.

  • imright

    but will black ppl stop shipping there ?? NOPE ?

  • imright

    i cant stand that lady

  • Karen Brady

    Alright I’m getting sick of this ish now.

  • imright

    to see if someone catches it. “ooops, u was payin attn ??” face ass ?

  • Karen Brady

    I agree. I had to cut someone off for that mess. I do not play that.

  • Iketernr

    This has happened at WalMart many many times. SMH

  • Lisa daniels

    I always said that Walmart was evil. This proves it but blacks will keep spending their money there and working there and. Walmart knows this.

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly

  • Lisa daniels

    It was white woman vs white woman. Not to see there.

  • Lisa daniels

    Somebody did see. Someone always does

  • mzwhang90210

    Keesh..what does white liver mean?

  • APeachLikeMe

    “WE” ain’t tired of it yet….Same thing different day.. Nothing gets done..and “WE” will continue to shop there…

  • Ni Ni

    I think it is legal for right now although i don’t understand why there’s no laws in place. The internet has been around too long for a law not to be in place to protect people. I don’t even like going to my family gatherings because people insist on putting our pics on Facebook…i don’t want my face online. If they ever pass a law, I’m suing everybody, i dont care if we iz family . That lady probably can sue her for causing some type of distress though.

  • NicoleZee

    As long as Walmart continues to offer low prices, they will have shoppers from all races pretty much. I’m not the biggest fan of Walmart, but I think most people shop from them out of convenience. I do not condone what they do as a business. They treat employees like dog shit, along with customers. They need to do better, but I doubt they ever will. Amazon is the KING of online shopping, but Walmart has also taken over when it comes to low prices and convenient shopping. I wish I didn’t have to shop in Walmart, but it is convenient. Amazon may have everything but some of their prices are not as competitive as Walmart. Walmart offers online shopping too, plus you can have your products delivered to your local store, a service I use all the time. I prefer Kroger for groceries and I love Target and Walgreens, for cosmetics, but overall, Walmart offers the lowest prices on non-grocery items from my experience.

  • NicoleZee

    Everyone complains about Walmart, but we still shop in there. They need to do better as an overall business and they need to hire better people to prevent shit like this from happening. You don’t see this mess happening a Target!!! Target could surpass Walmart if they would offer lower prices. Target is like a sophisticated and better version of Walmart. I call them Tar-jay…….fancy :)!

  • Karen Brady

    Yep. I shop for my toiletries, household stuff, dry goods because of their prices.

  • Karen Brady

    I feel you.

  • mzwhang90210

    I had to read my brother for filth for posting my pic on his FB. Talking about it’s his FB, and I can’t tell him what to post on it.
    I said I can when it’s MY picture —now take it down, you long lipped freak!
    I kept on and on until he took it down. So yeah, I feel ya.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Hit them were it hurts!! Them pockets.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You can go to family dollar and other places. If you have a car then it’s no excuse as to why you still shop at Walmart.

  • Karen Brady

    But why he had to be a long lipped freak though? Cryin over here.

  • mzwhang90210

    Okay, if y’all really want a laugh…search for that video where a WalMart’s computer system had a glitch—and was allowing folks with empty EBT cards to still be able to purchase food. Even if their EBT cards no longer had food funds on it–the folks were still able to buy food.
    Word spread like wildfire, and that WalMart had lines of people almost out the door. Shopping carts FULL of food.
    Then suddenly, the glitch got fixed, and folks EBT cards started getting declined—chile…those folks deserted those full shopping carts and got the hell outta that store.
    All you saw were long lines of shopping carts fulla food.
    HILARIOUS! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/810664acc8962f128a06607f5fe4ad2cf78e9358a48215477daff656ed84fef0.gif

  • http://ebonynsweet.com EbonyNSweet.com

    lol.. I haven’t shopped at Walmart in 3 years. So it’s all good #TeamAmazon

  • NicoleZee

    It’s a Walmart on every corner it seems. If more stores would lower their prices, they might be able to put Walmart out of business. Since Walmart has been the market dominator for years, other stores are losing money. Amazon and Walmart will continue to take over. I rarely go to the mall anymore because I can find the same thing online for less or on Amazon! But even though Walmart dominates, other stores still have better merchandise. Target, Toys “R” Us, and Walgreens are great places to shop and I hope they’ll stick around. But a lot of these stores do need to lower their prices. I love shopping in Target and Babies R Us for my son, even though I might pay a little more. Both stores have the best baby items ever!

    When I was pregnant there was no way I was paying $400 for a damn crib at Babies “R” Us that my son would only use for a while, although I really wanted the crib. I got my son’s crib on Amazon Prime Day two years ago for $99! I’m a proud bargain shopper :)!!!

  • hotntot95

    That damn word only has as much power as we give it.. stop spending our money down there .(but we all kno that’s not gonna happen)….that’s the only thing they understand.

  • mzwhang90210
  • Karen Brady

    LMAO…. I hear you. I know bro didn’t deserve that. But honey this was my laugh for the day.. thanks!!

  • Ni Ni

    “Talking about it’s his FB, and I can’t tell him what to post on it.”
    _____________
    Right, and some of us done lied to get off work to have some free time and they dumb azz want to post it on Facebook ?.

  • mzwhang90210

    lmaooooooooooo…right!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Oop.. see now.

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • Kanyade

    Target does have their own issues though.

    Walmart is getting better, but it has to start from the top (corporate) and extend down to the stores.

  • Kanyade

    You would think they (whoever is doing this to get a rise out of people) would stop.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Love me some Amazon it’s to the point I’m buying washing powder and other home essentials lol

  • Kanyade

    “…I think most people shop from them out of convenience”
    ————————-
    Definitely convenience and the appeal of a true one-stop shop.

  • Renee26

    Wow…now we really know how the beauty supply vendors talk about us…the ones who keep their pockets full

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Shira Harding-James

    I’ve been side eyeing Wal-Tart for 11 years now

  • Coy little wink

    I never liked Wal-Mart…that joint is a big azz swap meet…

  • NicoleZee

    I know. Family Dollar actually charges more for some items which I find less at Walmart. It sounds silly, but I have noticed that in Family Dollar plenty of times. I try not to shop in Walmart too often, but they have good prices on baby items. I get my son’s diapers from them, the Parent’s Choice brand……very affordable, they don’t leak, and he’s not allergic to them like he was with other brands!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Her choice though

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Lol

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Wowzers

  • mzwhang90210

    Washing powder. lol!!!

  • mzwhang90210
  • NicoleZee

    One thing is that no one wants to work for Walmart, Target or even Kroger. Their pay is complete shit and you don’t get treated well. All of them have high turnover. Time they get a new employee they won’t stay long because they can make more money elsewhere and get treated better. I was in Target the other day and there was only one register open. The f*ck??? And you never see all of the registers filled with cashiers at Walmart or Kroger. They need to make serious changes if they want employees to stick around. SMDH!

  • NicoleZee

    True. I don’t really like Family Dollar though. I’m wondering how and why they’re even still around because some of their items cost more and you get a lower price at Walmart. If I don’t go in Walmart or order from Amazon, then I’ll just go to Target.

  • NicoleZee

    Delta deserves any rant anytime from anyone. Their service sucks. Their employees have the worst attitudes I have ever seen in my entire life. I would have cursed that gate agent out when I was in Toronto and kicked her in the throat but I was flying standby and if you act a fool, the employee you’re flying under can get in trouble. I’d rather fly United!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Whang ?? I left you a picture of your Ju somewhere.

  • NicoleZee

    I love Amazon’s baby stuff. They’ll have baby outfits for like $6 or $7. I’m like a kid in a candy store on their site!!!

  • NicoleZee

    EBT users can now get a reduced Amazon Prime monthly fee by uploading a picture of your EBT card. I think it’s a nice idea. That Prime membership is expensive yearly. I haven’t had Prime in awhile because many products on the site come with free shipping anyway. But Prime is useful, you get your items quicker and you get free music and movies :)!

  • Love

    lmao…. dying laughing

  • Vegas1989

    I can’t stand neither of them stores…I don’t shop there…But I had to go Target to get something and they didn’t have it…LOL..It was too funny…And I was walking out the store saying,”that’s why I hate y’all…Shelves stay empty…

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    The more things change?…didn’t we discover this a few years back when China shipped some furniture to North America with a sofa bearing a ‘translated’ label of ‘ni**er brown’???? Clearly they’re still at it, and there will be NO consequences. All we can do is ‘vote’ with our dollars. Ironic it’s posted during “made in USA” week.?

  • Soda

    I remember that and when someone showed what the food section looked like afterwards, there was nothing but fresh produce left!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Yes! It’s called Amazon Pantry and when you subscribe you can choose how often they send it to you!

  • NicoleZee

    I was talking to one of the cashiers in Walmart the other week and he said that people still come in Walmart with no money, load up a cart full of food, and then get to the register and say they can’t pay. Well…..who in the hell do these people think will pay for their food??? The cashier??? The manager??? Sad and ridiculous. I wish store managers could do something to help people that come in homeless and hungry. But if you help one, then more will come I guess. I just get tired of people at the Walmart begging, but then getting mad when you don’t help them. The f*ck??? You can’t just assume that everybody walking past you is capable of helping you.

    Instead of standing outside of Walmart begging, why not go in and ask for a job application??? Too much like right as my mom would say.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Preach! ??

  • mzwhang90210

    Aww man. Imma have to find that STAT!!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I agree with you Auntie, Amazon is slowly putting Wal Mart out of business for good reason. No one is trying to stand in those long axx lines and deal w the cashiers attitude! Amazon will bring your chit the same day and you don’t even have to leave the house!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    He’s 7 and graduated to the first grade.

  • Harley

    I am cool on Target pushing their gay and trans agenda on everyone including kids

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I bought a lovely glass diningroom table, bar and electric grill! And the stuff is quality!!

  • Harley

    I would sue her nasty pasty arse

  • Harley

    or cracker white …..

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I have a love hate relationship with Target. If I want to do something bougie or plan an internal event on my corporate card I’ll go to Target. Other than that, Target is overpriced!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    This is getting so ridiculous it’s funny. WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    That’s entitlement for you! If she was so bad and bougie, her axx should have been in first class…better yet a private jet! We all been dealt an unfair hand when flying at some point, bxtch deal!

  • ShWa

    Yes why are we such a huge threat?? Why are we hated so much, but yet are imitated culture wise?? #jealously

  • JustB

    Walmart takes out death insurance policies on all there employees…js

  • Ms.Vanilla

    THAT!….. times 20

  • wiseone

    Boycott – they will get no more of my money.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    OH snap! I’m sold already.

  • Panther Charleston

    That hyphenation though: nigger-brown. Mmm hmm. Yep. Good punctuation on that. They should have just played it cool and came out with a cracker-white; and been like, what?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ????? c’mon wally world, do better!

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    i just said this past weekend that i was giving up on walmart! customer service is horrible and they just seem to not care because they know people will still spend their $$$$ there #dobetter #theydontcare

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ALWAYS crowded with only TWO registers open. Then you gotta go through the garden section to get rung up, wayyyy in the back.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I’ve been stop fukkc’n with Walmart ?

  • Disqus_year4016

    I don’t shop at Wal-Mart anyway, they clothes is ugly and they items are cheap.

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    I feel the same way… and my son had to hip me on the ones who stand out with the signs i have a good heart and was giving them money while they was running game on me… my son was like mom they be the sharpest homeless ppl ever always dressed to the T shoes and outfit costing much money and they are getting in their cars afterwards to a new corner to get more money… but then there are the real homeless ppl who are really in need and are out there so I have peeped game and now give to the genuine homeless… I feel like the ones who run game if they arms and legs are working go apply for a job and stop with the games smh

  • Anunnaki

    YTPipo, Asian, etc… they all feel this way about you Black women, one day we will see… I guess, its been 150 yrs and we still stuck on DUMB…

  • Desiree Edwards

    yep, I don’t like Wal Mart…..never shop there!

  • Anunnaki

    Repeat

  • NicoleZee

    Homeless people have become increasingly aggressive and it is annoying. What I don’t understand is why these cities are not doing more to combat homelessness instead of spending money on unnecessary bullshit from their budgets. People should not have to be harassed in public by anyone. And then, when you ignore the homeless or choose not to give them money, they have the nastiest attitudes about it. I just pray for them. I have given money to the homeless before, even while traveling in other cities! But these days, I hardly keep cash on me like that.

    I remember being in Underground Atlanta years ago and this pregnant homeless lady told me she would go to the ATM with me so that I could give her some money. She didn’t even ask me nicely for the money, just assumed that I would help her! SMDH!

  • teather

    Wal Mart is total junk, always has been. the bs they sell in there is junk. all of it. Best you can do is buy your cheap items, BRAND names there and still have to worry about expiration dates. they’re disgusting!

  • LibraGirlonly

    True dat.

  • dontgetblocked

    Amazon.com is the shyte. However, Walmart does it’s thing too. I shop wherever there’s a sale.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO! Wow ?

  • PlayerP

    Whomever was charged with entering that data on the website did so on purpose. You don’t accidentally type ish like that. They should be fired.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Once again, I’ve made the mistake of reading this blog on a crowded bus. Now everyone thinks I’m schizophrenic.

  • HalleMerry

    Money talks. I haven’t been to either in YEARS! Amazon is cheaper and I don’t have to waste gas. I was cool with Target before they decided that kids can’t piss in peace.
    Walmart has always used child labor,they won’t be getting my coin.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    You said a mouth full. I totally agree

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    OMG! This EXACTLY!
    Lol!???

  • Jussjess25

    Smh

  • Jussjess25

    Yea their psyco paths out there that have no life and troll people allday

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol ???

  • speakinmymind

    Nan…yes, memba we put the nigga brown couch in the kona…ctfu…good times???

    Ahhhh the good ol days in the garden.??

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    To bad the black race will continue to at Walmart.

  • lQueenNefertiti

    Boycott Walmart!

  • bhavana

    I like Walmart and will continue to shop there. A mistake was made and they apologized. That’s good enough for me.

  • bhavana

    There are certain products that I want to see in person, smell and touch before purchasing them. You can’t buy a head of lettuce on Amazon.

  • bhavana

    And who do you think paid for those people who cheated and stole food they knew that they didn’t deserve? WE the taxpayers!

  • bhavana

    I work six days a week to provide for my family. If I have to work, then so should other able-bodied people. I’m sick of people thinking they’re entitled to something for free. Get a job!!

  • NicoleZee

    Very true. People do fall on hard times but they shouldn’t use it as a crutch and continue to accept their situation without trying to improve it. My mom never gives the homeless money because she feels many of them are either scammers, drunks, or druggies. That may be true but some people are legitimately on the streets and not trying to do any wrong. I just can’t stand the ones with the horrible attitudes, it’s not helping their situation to be nasty to someone just because someone chooses not to help you.

  • NicoleZee

    I remember when that happened, I would not go near the stores! It was like Black Friday, but for food! I was not about to get trampled on by folks fighting over food. SMDH!

    But seriously, you can’t blame a child for a situation they had nothing to do with. I hate to see hungry and homeless kids. Not everyone is abusing the system. There are legitimate people that need a little assistance and that are trying to improve their lives. My thing is, the government should do more to ensure that more people are working in stable jobs that pay enough. The goal should be for more people to become gainfully employed so that state assistance is not needed.

  • lovelygamour

    you sound like a simp.

  • lovelygamour

    this sound like sabotage. but if the vendor used an internet translator it could be an honest mistake. I see the whole title is weird. but Walmart is a big company and to get a few extra pennies the have links to other stores. how cheap and moneyhunger for Walmart to have non vetted stores on their site. they are very moneyhunger. they even sell union items when they will fire you have saying union.

  • lovelygamour

    too bad you didn’t name and shame.

  • Athena Panagakos

    That’s it. I’m blocking your ass. You say the most evil shit. Bitch bye.

  • http://www.findyournichewithme.com Low E. TUH!

    I SAW THIS ONE YESTERDAY… IMMEDIATE FACEPALM. SMH…

  • BeUtFullSoul

    WHO??? Is this third-party vendor???!!!

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Exactly! that THOUGHT PROCESS is no Accident!

  • Alexis Moore

    If Walmart was truly apologetic then they would remove the vendor completely. I’m appalled that the black cap by the same vendor is still for sale. There is no penalty in my eyes.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    AMAZON?…do tell PLEASE..I have shopped on Amazon for certain things, but had no idea I could do MORE shopping there..Learn something NEW er’day!

  • BeUtFullSoul

    I didn’t know I could do ALL my shopping via AMAZON… Tell me MORE PLEASE and Thank You 🙂

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Hahahaha you been under a rock? Amazon does indeed sell lettuce! You never heard of Amazon fresh? Smelling and touching items is your preference, but I order groceries once a week and they always send fresh items.

  • Alisa

    I was surprised to learn while shopping on their website in the past not everything was sold by Wal-Mart there were so many different sold by (companies name). Type in Nike, or any other brand name and you will see items listed that say sold by… Crazy part you can use your Wal-Mart credit card to pay. They remind me of Amazon. Isn’t that considered drop shipping? I’ve ordered things from Amazon from a seller and it was shipped & delivered by Amazon.

  • bhavana

    That’s your choice, but as long as I’m physically able to do my own grocery shopping, I will do it myself. There’s nothing like being able to choose my own produce in person. To each his/her own.

  • http://toshiashaw.com Toshia Shaw

    I just want to know if I can sue for emotional distress. Can I get some paper off of this foolishness. I’m so over the blatant disrespect!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Gina Romantica

    My guess the description came from some other country where it was made, like China where they don’t give a F about people, just money

  • Gina Romantica

    I remember when Target did the same thing, a gray dress in misses size was a pretty name but the same dress in plus was whale gray or some mess

  • TeeTee

    where the heck did that comment from below come from… you really ruffled their feathers

  • TeeTee

    And they take coupons!

  • TeeTee

    That was actually an issue with XEROX who produce and maintain the EBT cards across the country – yes I do remember.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Certainly:
    In a nutshell, Amazon Prime Pantry enables Amazon Prime members to shop for popular household essentials (like food and snacks, soda, shampoo, laundry detergent, diapers, pet food, toilet paper, etc.) ineveryday single sizes (no bulk or multiples required) and have it delivered to their door for a set shipping price.

    Prime members can shop for groceries and household products in everyday package sizes (for example, a single box of cereal) with Prime Pantry. Prime Pantry allows Amazon to expand its selection and offer thousands of items to Prime Members that are cost prohibitive to ship for free individually.

    I copied that straight from the web-site. I hope that helps

  • Chocolate Bliss

    They are afraid we will wake up and find out who we really are and put there asses off of this planet. I don’t know where the hell they came from, but they need to go back to it.

  • Anunnaki

    yes as usual. but I don’t see the anger he/she saw…oh well….lol

  • imright

    very true. its a connivence noone wants to give up. im just sick of the fake outrage with no change

  • mzwhang90210

    LowLow!!!!!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Off Amazon?
    Wow.

  • mzwhang90210

    Is this MY Harley?
    QQn

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Trust and believe, the person that did this sits high, has blue eyes, and a slit for lips…No one will be fired because it was a consensus….they all knew beforehand and did it deliberately.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com EbonyNSweet.com

    You can buy almost anything lol

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Yeah, Amazon is competing with everyone out here!

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Thanks so much! …on my way over to Amazon Prime

  • Keesh5000

    love to have sex… and will get it by any means…like any habit

  • Shira Harding-James

    You’re welcome love

  • Gotitbutsmh

    A lot of these vendors are from Southeast Asia (ask Trump) and you would be surprised what you see. Some of it is translation and the rest prejudice. A favorite past time was to go shopping and read their tee-shirts. They made zero sense and were funny as all get out.