Walmart apologizes for racial slur in product description for weaving cap


Walmart promptly replaced the "add to cart" button with a message stating the item was no longer available.

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.

Walmart swiftly attempted to change the product's name and description, but it was far too late. The company says the incident is a "clear violation" of its policies and is investigating the seller.

Like we said above, as of this posting, the product is completely unavailable on the website.

Walmart said a third party seller had listed the item on their site and that they were "very sorry" and "appalled" it had happened.

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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'. "We woke up this morning to the news that someone has used our name JAGAZI to list an item".

The wig cap was manufactured by United Kingdom company Jagazi Naturals, but Chizo Onuh, the company's owner, told CNN Money that the product is counterfeit, and was sold by an "unauthorized" seller to Walmart. "Please beware that we are reporting this to as many people as we can and trying to get all the listings pulled down".

Chizo Onuh, owner of Jagazi, told HuffPost that she doesn't sell through Walmart or have an account with Walmart.

"We're very sorry for all the distress this has caused".

After about 30 minutes, the URL and the product name were changed, but the slur remained in the "highlights" portion of the page.