Walmart apologizes for N-word found in product description

Walmart has removed an item from its website and issued an apology on Monday after the product description was found to contain the N-word.

The merchandise, a Jagazi Natural full cap weaving net used for hair extensions, was being sold by a third party on Walmart.com for $7.28.

The title of the item read, in part: 'Durable Stretchy Weaving Net Weaving Cap Wig Cap Size M (N*****-brown).'

Twitter user Kwani Lunis came upon this offensive product description for a weaving cap on Walmart's website 

Twitter user Kwani Lunis came upon this offensive product description for a weaving cap on Walmart's website 

The racist term also caught the attention of comedy writer Travon Free, who quipped that he and Walmart should 'have a chat' 

The racist term also caught the attention of comedy writer Travon Free, who quipped that he and Walmart should 'have a chat' 

The offensive term was also repeated in the description section beneath a photo showing a mannequin of the brown, lacy cap on its head.

Online user Kwani Lunis came upon the racial slur and alerted Walmart, tweeting: 'Hey @Walmart what are you doing.'

Comedian Travon Free, who is African-American and works as a staff writer on TBS' Full Frontal with Samanta Bee, weighed in on the controversy, quipping in a tweet that he and Walmart should 'have a chat.'  

By Monday, as outrage over the slur spread on social media, the weave cap had been removed and the big-box retailer issued an apology on its Tweeter account, writing: ‘We agree, this is appalling.’

The company also issued a statement laying the blame on the third-party retailer.

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