Walmart banned the sale of an “All Lives Matter” bumper sticker from its online marketplace after they declared that it it was offensive to say that “all lives matter.”
Todd Starnes reported that company Domagron has been selling All Lives Matter bumper stickers on its online marketplace for the past nine months.
On Tuesday, the company received a notice that the bumper sticker had been removed for being a prohibited product. When the owner contacted Walmart to find out why the item was banned, they told him that it was a system error and that they would be restoring the product.
The “system error” seemed resolved until later in the evening when the company was contacted by Walmart who said, “‘All Lives Matter’ has been deemed an offensive term. These types of items are not appropriate for the Walmart Marketplace.”
Starnes reports that the owner immediately contacted Walmart with the intent of terminating their business relationship. “As a result of Walmart’s blatant discrimination and formal position that “ALL” lives do not matter, we are terminating our relationship with Walmart effective immediately,” he wrote. “I am disappointed in your views, but we cannot transact with such a morally corrupt organization.”
After receiving his letter, Walmart again reinstated the All Lives Matter bumper sticker, and Domagron is again doing business with Walmart.
This isn’t the first time that Walmart has recently acted inappropriately. Starnes had previously reported about Walmart bakers refusing to bake a Blue Lives Matter cake for a police officer’s retirement party. Then there was the August incident in the St. Cloud Walmart where a uniformed police officer was refused service by a cashier. Walmart corporate has still failed to formally acknowledge any wrongdoing or that any corrective action was taken besides saying:
We take these things seriously and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind in our stores.
We value the relationships we have with law enforcement agencies throughout the country and we’ve met with the St. Cloud Police Department to address their concerns. We want everyone to be treated with respect whether they are in our stores or anywhere in the community.
The cashier who was involved in this situation no longer works in our store.
Note that in no part of that statement did they acknowledge that there was any wrongdoing, offer an apology, or even explain that “no longer works in our store” means. Walmart refused to response to Blue Lives Matter’s request for comment.
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