Posted August 11, 2017 2:00 pm by Comments

By Erika Haas

One poorly placed sign has landed Walmart in some seriously hot water.

The retail company recently launched its superhero-themed back-to-school campaign. The slogan “Own the School Year Like a Hero,” looks great above a rack of Wonder Woman t-shirts or a stack of Captain America backpacks.

Where it doesn’t look so great is above a display case filled with firearms.

…what are you suggesting? @Walmart pic.twitter.com/Ng0LbtnAnf

— ZijZ (@ItsZijZ) August 9, 2017

The image quickly went viral, sparking outrage on Twitter.

uhhhh @Walmart we need to talk pic.twitter.com/Fwb4UdXf1D

— sara (@thisbemesara) August 9, 2017

“What’s seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores,” Charles Crowson, a spokesman for Walmart said in a statement. “We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened.”

Leeanna May, the customer claiming she took the photo, told The Washington Post she was at a Walmart in Evansville, Indiana, early Wednesday morning when she and her husband walked by the sporting goods section. That’s where she saw the “disgusting” display.

May said she alerted a store employee, but was unable to find a manager.

“People don’t seem to honestly care,” she told the Post.

“We have already lost so many …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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