Walmart faces backlash for ‘All Lives Matter’ t-shirt online

Walmart faces backlash for ‘All Lives Matter’ t-shirt online

  • Walmart is facing backlash for selling a t-shirt with the words “All Lives Matter,” which some are calling racist and dismissive of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • As of Thursday morning, the product had been removed from Walmart’s Canadian website but was still available in the US.
  • In a statement to Global News, Walmart Canada said that a third party seller was responsible for listing items that included variations on the “Lives Matter” phrase and that the company would review those items to ensure they comply with Walmart’s terms and conditions. 
  • Walmart did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment. 
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Walmart is coming under fire for selling a t-shirt with the words “All Lives Matter.”

Outrage on social media began earlier this week, as people took to Twitter to criticize the superstore for carrying the t-shirt, which some said was insensitive and dismissive of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

 

A selection of “Blue Lives Matter” t-shirts, which reference the police, was also a negative reaction online.

 

In a statement to Global News, Walmart Canada said that a third party seller was responsible for listing items that included variations on the “Lives Matter” phrase and that the company would review those items to ensure they were in accordance with Walmart’s terms and conditions. 

As of Thursday morning, the product had been removed from Walmart’s Canadian website but was still available in the US. A selection of “All Lives Matter” t-shirts were listed under a third party seller named Old Glory.

“At Walmart Canada, we stand against any form of racism or discrimination,” Walmart Canada told Global News in a statement. “We promote listening, seeking to understand and embracing individual differences.”

Walmart did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment. 


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