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Walmart is facing backlash for selling an 'All Lives Matter' T-shirt online

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FILE - In this May 9, 2013 file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. © AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File FILE - In this May 9, 2013 file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif.
  • Walmart is facing backlash for selling a T-shirt with the words "All Lives Matter" that Twitter users said was racist and dismissive of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • As of Thursday morning, the product had been removed from Walmart Canada's website but was still available in the US.
  • In a statement to Global News, Walmart Canada said that a third-party seller was responsible for listing items that included variations on the "Lives Matter" phrase and that the company would review those items to ensure they complied with Walmart's terms and conditions.
  • Walmart did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.

a person with collar shirt: The product has been removed from Walmart Canada's website but was still available in the US as of Thursday morning. walmart.com © walmart.com The product has been removed from Walmart Canada's website but was still available in the US as of Thursday morning. walmart.com Walmart is being criticized for selling a T-shirt with the words "All Lives Matter."

Twitter users noticed earlier this week that the superstore was carrying the T-shirt, which they said was insensitive, racist, and dismissive of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A selection of "Blue Lives Matter" T-shirts, referring to the police, also got a negative reaction online.

In a statement to Global News, Walmart Canada said that a third-party seller was responsible for listing items that included variations on the "Lives Matter" phrase and that the company would review those items to ensure they complied with Walmart's terms and conditions.


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As of Thursday morning, the product had been removed from Walmart Canada's website but was still available in the US. Several "All Lives Matter" T-shirts were listed under a third-party seller named Old Glory.

"At Walmart Canada, we stand against any form of racism or discrimination," Walmart Canada told Global News. "We promote listening, seeking to understand and embracing individual differences."

Walmart did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.

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