Walmart apologized for the third-party seller's description of the product in a statement released on Monday. Several people have sent our sister station KTRK a screenshot of the image that shows the head of a mannequin with the Jagazi Natural full cap weaving net. Pictures of the description spread across social media and on Monday prompted an apology from Walmart. Author Roxane Gay said that the use of the word was "so far past unacceptable".
"We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace", said Danit Marquardt, director of corporate communications for Walmart. "It is a clear violation of our policy an has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened", the company tweeted.
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The same item, which is used to anchor hair extensions, is available for sale on Amazon, but doesn't include a racial slur in the description.
Walmart has removed an item from Walmart.com after the n-word was used to describe the color of the item. Others have criticized Walmart for passing the buck onto the third-party seller rather than taking total responsibility for what ended up on its website.