Walmart apologizes after offering hair weaving net in 'n----r brown'
Walmart issued an apology Monday after selling a wig cap listed in the color "n----r brown" on its website.
The racial slur was featured in both the product listing's headline and the item description, which also praised the cap's "characteristic and chic design."
The retailer removed the weaving net listing from it's site on Monday afternoon after Twitter users first noticed the slur.
"Hey @Walmart what are you doing," Kwani Lunis asked on Twitter about the listing for a Jagazi Natural's Full Cap Weaving Net.
Following Lunis' tweet, many other social media users demanded answers from the retail giant.
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After removing the listing, Walmart posted an explanation for its "appalling" item description on Twitter.
"We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace," the company wrote. "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."
The United Kingdom-based Jagazi company also issued an apology on its website, indicating some offense to the racial slur and much offense to someone selling fake Jagazi on Walmart's website.
"We woke up this morning to the news that someone has used our name, Jagazi, to list an item," the company wrote. "Please beware that we are reporting this to as many people as we can and trying to get all the listings pulled down. The real Jagazi is a 100% black company for black people. People have often used our brand name to try and sell their products. Please be aware. Very sorry for all the distress this has caused. We are feeling the pain here as well. Most shocking!"