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Walmart responds to product offensively labeled online

Walmart responds to product offensively labeled online

Since news about the racially insensitive cap blew up online, Amazon has removed the cap, while Walmart removed the n-word from the description before taking the item offline entirely.

The cap was described as manufactured by Jagazi Naturals in the United Kingdom, but that company's owner said the product is a counterfeit version of hers and was sold by an unauthorized seller. However, the description had been removed from Walmart's website.

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By mid-day Monday, however, Walmart had pulled down the offending post.

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"The item's color was described as 'N*****-Brown".

By Monday morning the term had also been removed from the details portion of the listing, and the item itself was no longer available.

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"Considering the fact that I'm a black woman from Nigeria, what really pains me is that I get these emails from other black people who are in pain because of that word", said Chizo Onuh, who is based in London.

Jagazi Naturals, the black-owned company listed as the wig cap's seller, said they had nothing to do with the listing. People have often used our brand name to try and sell their fake products.

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"We're very sorry for all the distress this has caused". Walmart declined to identify the vendor that was selling it.