After it sparked outrage online
According to Yahoo News, the “Tranny Granny” outfit was pulled from each of the retailers’ websites. But not before it sparked ridicule and outrage online.
On both Walmart and Amazon, the costume was reportedly listed by a third-party vendor named Rasta Imposta. That retailer is still marketing the product as a “Manny Granny” outfit, the report notes. It’s also described as a dress for a babushka, which is a Russian term for an elderly woman or grandmother.
Yahoo Style reported on the product listing before the recall:
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“This was a third party Marketplace item,” Ravi Jariwala, a media relations representative from Walmart, told the publication LGBTQNation. “While it’s listed on other sites, it clearly violates our policy and was quickly removed once we were notified. We’re appalled this seller put it on our site to begin with.”
Fortune has reached out to each of the companies for comment, and will update the story should they respond.
Update, Oct. 6, 10:21 pm ET: Target has responded to Fortune, saying the costume “was called ‘Women’s Granny Costume’ in our women’s online costume assortment.”
“It recently came to our attention that other websites were selling the costume under a different description,” Molly Snyder, Target’s director of communications, told Fortune in an email. “While Target had not received any complaints, out of respect for public concerns people have raised, we made the decision to remove this item from our assortment.”