Walmart Canada is selling an All Lives Matter shirt and people are furious
Walmart Canada has come under fire for selling a shirt with the racist statement — 'All Lives Matter'.
Many have taken to social media to express their outrage and disappointment over the sale of the black t-shirt, which can be found on their online store for $23.34.
People are now calling for the shirt's removal from the site, as well as other racist apparel like a 'Blue Lives Matter' baby's onesie.
Hey @WalmartCanada, please get this racist trash off your website IMMEDIATELY. https://t.co/Pbsoczork4— Samantha. #BLM (@samanthafraser) June 23, 2020
Both 'All Lives Matter' and 'Blue Lives Matter' are statements used to rebut and detract from the Black Lives Matter movement, which advocates for racial justice and calls for an end to anti-Black racism and police brutality against Black communities.
The discovery of the problematic tees come in the wake of the protests worldwide, sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Walmart Canada is selling 'all lives matter' T-shirts. @WalmartCanada please stop profiting from these products and remove them immediately. https://t.co/SUPQ6cdoxf— Sophia Fabiilli (@SophFab) June 23, 2020
Just several weeks ago, Walmart's CEO Doug McMillon made a statement on equity following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other Black Americans who have been killed in recent months.
"Let me say clearly to our Black and African American associates and communities, we hear you. We see you," said McMillon.
"I want you to know you are valued. You are loved members of our family. We need you to know you are not hurting alone. That I and others are hurting with you."
Really @Walmart??? Remove this racist drivel from your site. Unless of course you enjoy losing thousands of customers. How was this approved in the first place? This is not a conversation one should need to have with ANY company in the year 2020. https://t.co/OrXFoBuSl4— Danielle Nicole (@DaniBhatia) June 23, 2020
Though the apparel is not manufactured by Walmart, which also carries Black Lives Matter t-shirts, the company is responsible for choosing which third-party sellers it works with for online sales.
The 'All Lives Matter' t-shirt comes from a third-party seller called Old Glory. Other items for sale on Old Glory's page include a baby onesie with Donald Trump's 2016 Make America Great Again campaign on it — enough said.
Walmart Canada has yet to issue a statement regarding the racist t-shirt or remove it from its site, but responses to angry customers Tweets said, "This item is sold and shipped by a third party seller and is currently being looked into."
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