Wal-Mart Shirt Promotes Drugs & Hookers
The Wal-Mart family brand retailer has found itself in hot water yet again. The center of this latest controversy has to do with a collection of t-shirts
The Wal-Mart family brand retailer has found itself in hot water yet again. The center of this latest controversy has to do with a collection of t-shirts designed by third-party retailer Hollywood Thread. One shirt, in particular, referencing drugs and prostitution was prominently featured on Wal-Mart’s website.
According to Mashable, it seems there’s a vetting process for these third-party retailers, but somehow, Wal-Mart’s trust and compliance team didn’t catch this one. However, once Mashable inquired about the T-shirt, which can be seen here, Wal-Mart said it would pull it.
The following is Walmart’s official statement regarding the shirt:
“This obviously has no business being on our site. It wasn’t sold by Walmart directly, but by a third party sellers on our marketplace. It’s in clear violation of our policy. We apologize to anyone who was offended by the item and we’re removing it immediately.”
The incident has kept Bao Nguyen, one of Wal-Mart’s media relations representatives for Global eCommerce and Technology, very busy.
“Wow. This obviously has no business being on our site,” said Nguyen. “We’re removing it ASAP.”
This is only one of many questionable t-shirts made by Hollywood Thread displayed on the Wal-Mart website. No word yet on what Wal-Mart plans to do with the rest of the crass Hollywood Thread gear.