Walmart’s ‘Impeach 45’ Apparel Causes Social Media Outcry, Calls For Boycott of Retail Giant

Walmart’s ‘Impeach 45’ Apparel Causes Social Media Outcry, Calls For Boycott of Retail Giant

Whoever in Walmart’s retail management department thought it would be a good idea to start selling impeach 45 apparel better start looking for a new job. 

The retail giant was slammed with threats of a boycott Monday after customers became enraged when they began selling a line of clothes with slogans advocating the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The outrage over the “Impeach 45” t-shirts and other clothing sparked a campaign on social media with a hashtag of #BoycottWalmart, Fox News reported.

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Conservative activist Ryan Fournier was one of those who first discovered the anti-Trump Walmart clothing line when he saw the “Impeach 45” baby jumper on the Walmart website, Breitbart reports.

Needless to say, people were shocked and outraged.

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Walmart was quick to respond, but the damage was done.

These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace and were not offered directly by Walmart. We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.

Notice they say ‘pending review’ – they may want to hurry the process along before they lose too much money from the ensuing boycott.

The clothing line that earned Fournier’s ire is produced by the Old Glory company, but that is just one of several companies selling anti-Trump merchandise on Walmart’s website. A search of the Walmart website shows a number of products advocating for Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Like many companies, on its website, Walmart offers the merchandise from a variety of vendors that it does not necessarily stock in its brick and mortar retail outlets. But that propensity has gotten the company in trouble with customers in the past.

In December of last year, for instance, many were alarmed that Walmart was selling gear designed to appeal to the violent, socialist Antifa movement.

Also last year, the company apologized for selling products that seemed to advocate for the hanging of journalists with a t-shirt that read, “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.”

Then, in 2015, the company apologized for allowing its bakery to make a cake featuring the ISIS flag.

The retail giant also removed Confederate items from its website and stores. In June of 2015, the company released a statement saying, “We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our website.”


 

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