World’s largest retailer says it will no longer sell white sheets
By Coach Semanko
Monday 30 June 2015
Walmart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, says it has removed all white sheets from store shelves.
In the wake of the Charleston church shootings, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced on Monday that she would take steps to remove the Confederate battle flag that has flown on the statehouse grounds for more than 50 years. Walmart is taking it a step further and taking white sheets from all store shelves because of ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all racist items promoting the confederate flag and the KKK from our assortment, whether in our stores or on our website,” said Walmart spokesman Ryan Nickles
“We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly, and this is one of those instances.”
Items decorated with the flag or associated with the KKK included white sheets, knives, belt buckles and swim shorts, along with a range of T-shirts bearing the slogan: “The flag may fade, glory never will.”
“We are in the process of scrubbing our marketplace to pull those items down, these racist items will no longer clutter store shelves” Nickles said.
Of course this story is not true, but probably not too far fetched!