Walmart will no longer be selling any “All lives matter” merchandise on its website.
The world’s largest retailer is caving to the outrage mob after facing criticism on social media.
Apparenly the phrase “mocks” the BLM movement according to the keyboard warriors online.
Fox News has more:
Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, has taken merchandise with the slogan "All Lives Matter" off its website after concerns from staff and customers, as well as criticism on social media, that the motto has been used to downplay racial inequity.
Sales of the products, added to Walmart's site by third-party retailers amid the "Black Lives Matter" movement for social justice, will be halted indefinitely, the company said. It has no plans to remove variations such as “Blue Lives Matter," which refers to the color of uniforms worn by many police officers.
"We fundamentally believe all lives do matter and every individual deserves respect,'' a Walmart spokesperson told FOX Business. "However, as we listened, we came to understand that the way some, but not all, people are using the phrase 'All Lives Matter' in the current environment intentionally minimized the focus on the painful reality of racial inequity."
Walmart emphasized that the lives being impacted by racial injustice are the "lives of black people and people of color." It also promised to increase scrutiny of various "Lives Matter" products on its third-party marketplace to make sure they comply with the retailer's policies.
The outrage mob is taking over the streets as well as the internet, and there is seemingly no end.
They are triggered beyond all comprehension, as Twitter will show.
Yes, it is "horrifying" to think that some people out there believe that all life is precious and equal in worth.
Pinch yourself if you need to. This is all real.
CNN has more:
As of Thursday afternoon, the "All Lives Matter" T-shirts were no longer visible on the Walmart Canada website.
Walmart (WMT) said in an email that its online marketplace includes third-party sellers who must pass a review based on a number of criteria before they are approved to sell items on Walmart.com.
Those include: ensuring the products they sell comply with all applicable laws, regulations, legal requirements, and generally accepted industry standards. Walmart said sellers can't post illegal or prohibited products.
Still, third-party sellers have gotten Walmart in trouble before. In December, Walmart Canada apologized for making available a Christmas sweater with an apparent drug reference.
And in 2017, the company apologized for an offensive slur used by a third-party seller in a product listing on its website.
T-shirts bearing "All Lives Matter," "Blue Lives Matter" and "Irish Lives Matter" slogans are also selling on Amazon (AMZN). Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Of course, most people recognize the insanity of it all.