Posted: 28 October, 2014
by Scoopla Team
Is It Ever Okay To Use The “F” Word?
Retailer's Faux Pas Incites Debate
US retail giant Walmart has apologised after a listing for “fat girl costumes” was uploaded to their website.
The chain has since changed the section name to “Women’s Plus-Size Halloween Costumes".
While the retailer initially responded with what appeared to be a generic message, they have since issued an apology.
“This never should have been on our site. It is unacceptable, and we apologize,” a spokesperson for the company said. “We are working to remove it as soon as possible and ensure this never happens again.”
The mistake has prompted a range of responses on Twitter – some in disgust and others wondering if we’re just a little bit too sensitive.