We don’t know which Walmart employee thought this back-to-school display would fly for very long (assuming it isn’t a Photoshop job), but you had to know that the internet outrage machine would kick into high gear post-haste.
Holy shit, WalMart. pic.twitter.com/FiMdAms0c3
— jordan 🌹🌹 (@JordanUhl) August 9, 2017
People cried foul on Twitter and demanded an explanation from Walmart. One person asked: “What are you suggesting?”
It didn’t take the Bentonville bunch long to jump on the situation, but there was one problem. They couldn’t ID the store.
Walmart responded to some of the comments by calling the display “truly awful” and “horrible.”
Spokesman Charles Crowson told CNNMoney that the company is “not happy” and is “working diligently” to find out where the photo was taken and ensure the sign has been removed.
Crowson told CNNMoney on Wednesday evening Walmart was still trying to find the sign and gun display.
According to snopes.com, the offending store was eventually determined to be one in Evansville, Indiana. We have no doubt the sign has been taken down, so as soon as another internet giant does something stupid, the online mob can redirect its attention to the next outrage du jour.