The item, a wig cap, was being sold by a third party seller on Walmart’s online marketplace.
A third-party vendor on walmart.com, the retailer’s marketplace, used a racial slur to describe the color of a product, a protective cap created to be worn as a layer in between a person’s real hair and sewn-in hair extensions.
Twitter users were up in arms over a third-party seller’s racist color description.
Somebody over at Walmart has got some serious “splainin” ta do about a wig cap they were selling on their website described as being “nig*er-brown” in color.
We take it the seller will be banned from Walmart moving forward, right? “The product has been removed and we’re investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened”.
The cap was described as manufactured by Jagazi Naturals in the U.K. However, the owner of the company said the product was a counterfeit version that was sold by an unauthorized seller.
“We woke up this morning to the news that someone has used our name Jagazi to list an item”, the company said.
Many have slammed the corporations for hosting the item; however, Walmart’s listing notes product information “is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and others, and has not been verified by us”.
“We’re very sorry for all the distress this has caused”. Walmart swiftly attempted to change the product’s name and description, but it was far too late. “We are feeling the pain here as well”, said Chizo Onuh of Jagazi Naturals. “I am a proud black woman focused on the ethnic hair products for my fellow black women”.