Walmart is Running an Ongoing Investigation After Backlash from This Display
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.
— ZijZ (@ItsZijZ) August 9, 2017
The image quickly went viral, sparking outrage on Twitter.
— 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