Walmart Canada is facing backlash after customers discovered an “All Lives Matter” T-shirt for sale on the company’s website. Twitter users demanded an explanation from the company after links to the site’s Walmart registration T-shirt were posted.
“Are you kidding me, @Walmart Canada ???” Twitter user Kate Udle writes. “Disgusting. Do better.”
The phrase “All Lives of Matter” was coined as a dismissive response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement and has been widely criticized for its racist overtones.
In a reply to Udle from the tweet, Walmart Canada said the t-shirt “was sold and shipped by a third party seller.
“We have forwarded your comments to the relevant department in order to search in others. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. ”
A Walmart spokesperson told CTVNews.ca in an email that “At Walmart Canada, we are against any form of racism or discrimination.
“We promote listening, seeking to understand and embrace individual differences. Today, our third market part has a number of elements with variations on the phrase ‘the life of matter.’ We will continue to examine these elements to ensure compliance with our terms and conditions. ”
Other Twitter users have pointed to the existence of many other “All Lives of Matter” products or similar slogans. The site hosts lists for many “Blue Life of Matter” shirts, prints and even underwear, as well as products that say “Police of Life of Matter.”
Walmart did not say whether any of these products would be taken or not.
It is not the first time that the company has been under fire for third-party designs that have been posted on the website through the Walmart Market.
Last December, the company withdrew several lists and apologized after receiving complaints about “villain” Christmas sweater designs that appear to show Santa Claus sitting in front of lines of cocaine.