Walmart Marketplace is a popular place for third-party companies to sell their products through the retail giant’s website. However, one item recently slipped through the cracks and caused quite a bit of controversy.
Men’s hiking boots with a bright red “KKK” logo on the tongue appear on Walmart’s website. KKK is an abbreviation often used by his Klu Klux Klan, a group of white supremacists who hate him.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has warned Walmart to “respectfully ask them to remove” the shoes, according to an insider.
The store pulled the offensive boots off the site shortly thereafter.
“Thank you Walmart for dropping Online List of ‘KKK’ Boots with Weird/Bad Names After bringing this to their attention,” CAIR said in a press release.
The boot has an incredibly long name: Harsuny Men’s Tactical Military Hiking Ankle Boot Outdoor Trekking Shoes, which sell for around $50. It’s unclear if the company selling the boots is called Hursney or has racist plans.
A Walmart spokesperson said best life“This item was listed by an outside third-party seller and has been removed because the item conflicts with our values and violates Walmart’s Prohibited Items Policy.”
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How did that happen?
Like its biggest competitor, Amazon, Walmart Marketplace allows third-party companies to sell products on its e-commerce site in return for a cut of the profits.
A Walmart spokesperson said, “We have processes in place to prevent third-party sellers from offering inappropriate items on our platform.” It can flow.”
In the case of boots with the KKK logo, the system was unable to detect the offensive item before it appeared on the site. Walmart wants to know why.
“We are reviewing how this happened and will apply what we have learned to further improve our rules and processes to prevent the sale of inappropriate merchandise,” they said.