Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Walmart apologizes for sign marketing guns as back-to-school items"

Via Reddit: A sign reading "Own the school year like a hero" was placed directly above a glass case filled with guns. Photos of it spread like wildfire on social media.

People cried foul on Twitter and demanded an explanation from Walmart. One person asked: "What are you suggesting?"

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.


Amartel said...

This is either photoshop or pure awesomeness on the part of a Walmart Clerk.
Can't anyone take a joke anymore?

Fr Martin Fox said...

What's wrong with guns?

What's wrong with students learning about, and using guns?

Leland said...

Nothing wrong with guns, but not the best way to own the school year, and hopefully no school will need such heroics.

Still... ROFL, way to go Walmart!

Sixty Grit said...

We had gun club as an elective. We took our guns to school, son.

edutcher said...

I can see where that might raise the odd eyebrow.

bagoh20 said...

Back to school and hunting season pretty much hook up, so it makes sense, or at least did back before the great pussification.