Walmart Facing Boycott Threats Over ‘Impeach 45’ Shirt
Walmart is once again under fire for a shirt available on its Website.
The retailer (WMT) is facing calls for a boycott after supporters of President Donald Trump discovered a shirt for sale readying “Impeach 45“.
The shirts, seemingly discovered by the chairman of the group Students for Trump, are one of a number of “Impeach 45” offerings, which range from sweatshirts to baby clothes from a wide variety of manufacturers. The company also sells a wide range of pro-Trump merchandise, including a substantial number of “Make America Great Again” hats.
News of the shirt prompted a #BoycottWalmart movement on Twitter and social media, with a large number of supporters jumping in.
The call for a Walmart boycott seemingly picked up steam as conservative media outlets spread the word about the shirts.
Walmart, not long ago, was in trouble with liberals as well for a shirt it sold that read “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED”
Facing protests, the company quickly pulled the shirt from its site, saying in a statement “As soon as we were alerted to this content promoting violence against journalists we removed the content, added this content to our automated scanning systems, and kicked off a human sweep of the site to find and remove any similar content.”
(Note: Walmart, on Tuesday afternoon, announced it was pulling the shirts from its Website. Read the full story here.)