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
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.