Retail giant Walmart removed a slew of ‘Impeach 45’ apparel from its website Tuesday after threats of a boycott from angry consumers.
Outcry over the clothing sparked the hashtag #BoycottWalmart, as serval customers took to Twitter to voice their disapproval of the anti-Trump merchandise, which included T-shirts, sweatshirts, football jerseys and baby clothing, according to Yahoo Lifestyle. Ryan Fournier, chairman of the group Students for Trump, was the first to spot the apparel.
“Why are you selling ‘Impeach 45’ clothing on your website?” he tweeted the company directly. “What kind of message are you trying to send?”
.@walmart why are you selling Impeach 45 baby clothes on your website?????
What kind of message are you trying to send? https://t.co/PwI4nCVAZx
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 3, 2018
It wasn’t long before Trump supporters launched a full-on attack against the superstore for selling merchandise that dared to criticize the president and call for his impeachment.
— David Wright (@DavidMichWright) July 3, 2018
I didnt want to believe it. So I searched for myself. This is despicable. All American Walmart? Im out!!! pic.twitter.com/nriCZu9e4a
— Barb55 (@fivestarr6028) July 3, 2018
“These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace and were not offered directly by Walmart,” a Yahoo spokesperson said in a statement.. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.”
It turns out Old Glory is the company behind the “Impeach 45” line, which liberals now say they’re flocking to the superstore to buy. It’s not the only one selling anti-Trump products, however. Fox News said it found at least three other companies selling Trump impeachment merchandise.
This isn’t the first time Walmart has come under fire for merchandise sold by third-party sellers. In November, the store faced backlash after a shirt that read “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED” appeared on its website. Similar outcry followed a third-party seller’s racist color description of a “n—-r brown” hair weaving cap was sold online last summer.