Lewis shared a screenshot of the item, which was a weaving net wig cap, but the item has since been deleted from Walmart’s website.
The color description was listed in the product name and the product description based on screen shots taken by customers.
As the New York Post noted, Walmart passed the blame to a third party seller that had actually written the description which ended up on its website.
While they declined to identify the vendor selling the hair net, Walmart says it has removed the listing from its website and called it a “clear violation of our policy”.
Ragan Dickens, Walmart’s national media relations director, told HuffPost that the company is “appalled” over this incident and is working to fix it.
Comedian Travon Free tweeted that the same product appeared on Amazon but was “listed minus a certain word”. “Please beware that we are reporting this to as many people as we can and trying to get all the listings pulled down”, the statement read.
Walmart apologized for an online product, after a third-party seller named the product a racial slur. We are feeling the pain here as well.
The cap was described as manufactured by Jagazi Naturals in the U.K. However, the owner of the company said the product was a counterfeit version that was sold by an unauthorized seller. People have often used our brand name to try and sell their fake products.