Walmart is apologizing for a racial slur that was used in the description of an item for sale on its website.
The retailer was slammed early Monday after the color of a netting weave cap — used as a protective layer between a person’s hair and sewn-in hair extensions — on its site was described as the color “N— Brown.”
The product description for a wig cap used the N-word to describe its color. An online shopper spotted it and took a screenshot of it which was then shared on social media. The retail giant received a huge backlash so they removed the word from the description. But others later pointed out that the word still appeared in other parts of the page, so Walmart deleted the entire product listing which it says was "provided by manufacturers, suppliers and others, and has not been verified by us."
Jagazi Naturals, the company listed as the seller, insists it did not put the word in the description and says an unknown third party somehow posted it. Walmart has also confirmed that Jagazi Naturals doesn't even sell its products on its website.