Walmart has removed military hiking boots bearing the letters “KKK” from its online store after complaints from civil rights groups.
The Harsuny Men’s Tactical Military Hiking Ankle Boots Outdoor Trekking Shoes are black and tan with a red ‘KKK’ logo on the tongue.
“The product is inconsistent with our values and violates Walmart’s Prohibited Products Policy,” a spokeswoman told the Post on Monday.
“We have processes in place to prevent third-party sellers from offering inappropriate products on our platform,” the spokesperson added. “Sometimes inappropriate items still make their way onto our platform. prevent the sale of illegal products.”
It’s not clear how long the $50 boots were listed before Walmart removed them from its website on Saturday.Walmart did not disclose the name of the company that sold the boots.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) brought the boots to Walmart’s attention, according to a press release issued by the group on Saturday.
In a statement, CAIR said, “I would like to thank Walmart for removing the online listing of the strange/inappropriately named ‘KKK’ boots after I brought it to their attention today.
This isn’t the first time the largest retailers have come under pressure to remove products with controversial racial elements.
In 2020, Walmart agreed to indefinitely suspend sales of “All Lives Matter” merchandise following another turmoil over displaying the Mississippi flag at stores in Magnolia.
The flag previously included a Confederate emblem that Mississippi legislators voted to remove.