Walmart has apologised after a product appeared on their website featuring a racist term in the description. The "full cap weaving net", which has now been removed from the website, was listed as being the colour "n****r brown".
Write Roxane Gay tweeted a screenshot of the product saying "why is this on your website? So far past unacceptable." Walmart tweeted back saying: "We agree this is appalling".
A statement provided to IBTimes UK read: "We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace.
"It is a clear violation of our policy and has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened."
Although the product has now been taken off the website, a google cache version still exists showing the product along with the racist word in the title. Some comments on social media said that the term also appeared in the product's description under "colour".
Comedian Travon Free tweeted that the same product appeared on Amazon but was "listed minus a certain word".
The company Jagazi Naturals issued a statement at the top of their website saying they were not the company involved and that someone else had used their brand in the listing. "We woke up this morning to the news that someone has used our name JAGAZI to list an item. Please beware that we are reporting this to as many people as we can and trying to get all the listings pulled down," the statement read.
"The real JAGAZI is a 100% black company for black people. People have often used our brand name to try and sell their fake products. Please be aware. Very sorry for all the distress this has caused. We are feeling the pain here as well. Most shocking!"
Jagazi Naturals is a UK based company which describes itself on its website as "a trendsetting Online Hair Extensions Store". The Huffington Post reported that the product was indeed not sold by Jagazi Naturals.