Many people buy Halloween costumes online at Walmart for the low price, now Walmart is apologizing to customers for their online catalog label for the plus size costume section as “Fat Girl Costumes”. There is no doubt that someone had heard the Donald Trump phrase, “You’re fired!” It is unknown if the post was made by a rogue employee or an employee’s idea of a joke, but one thing is for sure someone is out of a job after that rude stunt.
For two hours on October 27, 2015, the Walmart catalog had the insulting label displayed in their online store, women quickly vented their anger to @Walmart via Twitter with such comments as:
Kristen Garrison said, “Fat Girl Costumes”? Really @Walmart? Who would have thought that would be an appropriate title for a public sales page? Come on.”
Nicole Vanacore posted, “Keeping it classy as always, @Walmart? Just one of the many reasons I shop @Target! #fatgirlcostumes #Rude.”
Twitter’s LoserGurl added, “You can get your fat girl costumes @Walmart – It’s a trick not a treat!”
These are just a few of the many comments to Walmart from unhappy customers. Walmart issued a public apology saying, “This should never have been on our site. It is unacceptable and we apologize.”
Walmart has been under fire in the past for other costume related issues including the controversial Israeli soldier Halloween costume for children that is being labeled as racist, although a soldier is a person from a country not a race; however, in today’s politically correct world, anything you don’t like is considered “racist”. Arab’s are upset at the Sheik Fagan nose being sold at Walmart until Tuesday night, since these protest have been made Walmart had diligently removed the costumes and over-sized prosthetic hooked noses.
On June 25, 2015, the notorious Walmart cake incident occurred when Chuck Natzhammer ordered a confederate flag cake and was refused service, the next day, to prove a point, he ordered an ISIS flag cake and they made the order without protest.
Natzhammer had this to say on his YouTube page, “I attempted to get an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it at Walmart. It was denied. The next day I had them do the same for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them. They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake….ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States……..but you can’t buy the General Lee toy car at Walmart? It’s a damn shame.”