Walmart is catching fire for using term “Fat Girl Costumes” on website.
Oh boy, oh boy, OH BOY! Someone is going to be in a lot of trouble over at Walmart for using the term “Fat Girl Costumes” to label a category of Halloween costumes on their website.
This had to be a mistake by an employee. There’s no way someone would think this is an okay category to use.
Kristyn Washburn was the first to discover this mistake on the retailer’s website. She brought it to the world’s attention by taking it to Twitter to alert everyone when she Tweeted, “@Walmart Not sure labeling these as “Fat Girl Costumes” is the best approach. #rude.”
The company has since then apologized for this incident and didn’t mean to offend anyone.
“This never should have been on our site,” Wal-Mart spokesman Ravi Jariwala told Business Insider. “It is unacceptable, and we apologize. We are working to remove it as soon as possible and ensure this never happens again.”
This kind of reminds me of the mistake Target made a few months ago regarding their photoshop mistake!
Comeon big box retailers, get it together, will ya 😉
My guess is that a web designer was using that category name while building the category and then forgot to change it to something acceptable. He probably thought it was quite a funny joke until he forgot to change the name when it went live. What a jerk bag!
Walmart, I hope you fire that loser!
Since then, Walmart.com has changed the category to “Women’s Plus Sized Costumes” as it should have been since the beginning.
I sure would like to be a fly on the wall at that meeting lol.