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Jul 17, 2017 5:57 PM

Walmart apologizes after racial slur used by third-party vendor on its website

The Associated Press and NH1

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is apologizing after a racial slur was used in a product description by a third-party vendor on its website.

The seller used the slur in the description of a hair net, reading "N----- Brown".

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While they declined to identify the vendor selling the hair net, Walmart says it has removed the listing from its website and called it a "clear violation of our policy." It said it was "appalled that this third-party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace."

It says it is investigating the seller to find out how it happened.

According to a report by CNN Money, "The cap was described as manufactured by Jagazi Naturals in the U.K., but that company's owner said the product is a counterfeit version of hers and was sold by an unauthorized seller."

Walmart has been trying hard to compete better with online leader Amazon, and now sells 50 million products on its site including those from third-party sellers. Though it has never shared the exact breakdown, Walmart.com has thousands of such vendors.

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