Walmart facing backlash for selling 'All Lives Matter' t-shirt

Walmart under fire for selling ‘All Lives Matter,’ ‘Blue Lives Matter’ T-shirts online

Twitter users were quick to point out that the retailer's online website was selling clothing with "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter" alongside their "Black Lives Matter" products.

Items that say "Blue Lives Matter" and "Police Lives Matter" remain on the site.

The phrase is considered an offensive counter to "Black Lives Matter" and dismissive of the movement.

Walmart 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.

As of Thursday morning, the product had been removed from Walmart Canada's website but was still available in the US.

The company later added in a statement, "We stand against any form of racism or discrimination". Today, our third-party marketplace has a number of items with variations on the phrase "lives matter".


One user called the design "absolutely disgusting", while another wrote that, by selling the T-shirt, Walmart was "siding with racists".

In their reply, a spokesperson said "This item is sold and shipped by a third party seller". "We think the thousands of messages from SumOfUs members contributed to Walmart taking down the products".

Walmart recently tweeted their support for racial quality and pledged to donate $100 million to the cause.

"The doors of Walmart are open to everyone", the company said. They also insisted that their doors are "open to everyone" and that their "stores should be a place where every individual can feel welcome and know they will be treated with respect as they work or shop".

Walmart facing backlash for selling "All Lives Matter" t-shirts.

"These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart's values and have no place on our website", a spokesperson said at the time.

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