Friday, November 10, 2006

Walmart Selling Nazi Clothing?

I just came across this article and thought I would share. I think it is definitely worth reading and then doing some research on. I don't know enough to know if it is untrue or not. Clearly, I am not an expert on these matters, but the <a href="">implication that Wal-Mart is unknowingly selling clothing that perpetuates nazi thinking/neo-nazi stuff</a> is kind of scary from a stock-holder point of view. Again, just check out the article yourself and then make your own decision after you do some research. I'm glad I don't own any shares though. I would not want to have my money in a company that is getting this kind of negative publicity.

1 comment:

Marshall said...

Good afternoon. My name is Marshall Manson. I work for Edelman doing online public affairs for Wal-Mart. I noticed this post and wanted to make sure you saw the company’s statement about this and knew that Wal-Mart is now removing the t-shirts from its stores. Obviously, with a company as big as Wal-Mart, that may take a day or two. The statement is just below.

Statement from Wal-Mart:

We were not aware of the origins of the image until this morning when we learned about it through the blog Bent Corner.

We are deeply sorry that this happened, and we are in the process of pulling all of these t-shirts from our stores.

Respect for the individual is a core value of our company and we would never have placed this t-shirt on our shelves had we known the origin and significance of this emblem.

We are reviewing our product review process in an effort to ensure this never happens again.