The Jagazi Natural’s accessory was sold by Pixnor on Walmart.com and by ThinkCreators on Amazon in a color described as “n—– brown,” which The New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow caught wind of in the early hours of Monday, July 17.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 17, 2017
Since news about the racially insensitive cap blew up online, Amazon has removed the cap, while Walmart removed the n-word from the description before taking the item offline entirely.
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.”
At first I was disgusted by the blatant and ham-handed use of keyword spamming, & then got almost to the end and was re-revolted. #facepalm
— Michael Ditto (@janus303) July 17, 2017
Looks like I need to close my #niggerbrown Walmart credit card
— AAmom (@AVD911) July 17, 2017
— Dasha Owens (@dashabillyall) July 17, 2017
— Jacquelyn Lashawn (@PrincessTUD) July 17, 2017
That’s ad copy for the Asian market. They have no idea we don’t use N word. I’ve also seen “huge F–cling sale!” Outside nice dept store.
— Lise (@sheepandstars) July 17, 2017
— Trista McGlamery (@tristamac) July 17, 2017
— Courtney™ (@court_n3y) July 17, 2017
“We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace,” a Walmart spokesperson said. “It is a clear violation of our policy, and has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened.”
Atlanta Black Star reached out to Amazon for comment.