What’s going on at Wal-mart? Well, the retail giant is under scrutiny, yet again, for taking political sides in a very passive-aggressive way. Last time, Wal-mart was under fire for their ‘bullet-proof’ shirts and ‘BLM’ apparel. Now? Well, take a look.
According to American Thinker, It got caught selling anti-Trump “Impeach 45” t-shirts, imagining that that’s a product its customers will lap up instead of call a consumer boycott on.
You know, the ones in Ohio and Wisconsin who voted for you-know-who. Half the voting base of the United States, actually. After all, what could be more thrilling than wearing a mobile billboard declaring that one’s voting choices were stupid? According to reports, the Walmart stock included even baby clothes. Who doesn’t thrill at politicizing baby clothes?
Walmart did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. As of 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, all “Impeach 45” clothing from Old Glory appeared to have been removed from the website.
This isn’t the first time Walmart has come under fire for selling controversial clothing made by a third party through its website.
In 2016, Walmart pulled a Black Lives Matter shirt and hoodie made by Old Glory from its online store after being accused of helping the clothing maker profit “from racial division.” And last year, Walmart removed a shirt made by Teespring that read “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.”
“Like other online retailers, we have a marketplace with millions of items offered by third parties that include Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter merchandise,” Walmart said in a statement [last year]. “After hearing concerns from customers, we are removing the specific item with the ‘bulletproof’ reference.”
A call to boycott the retail giant has already been issued on social media. It’s definitely within Wal-Marts rights to express their political views but they should have considered the fallout. Especially after what happened last time.