BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart is getting some heat on social media, after some controversial Halloween costumes called “Fat Girl Costumes” on its website.
A Wal-Mart shopper sent Jezebel a screenshot of the costumes.
The category “fat girl” costumes created a fire storm on social media.
Here are some of the Twitter users that thought the Wal-Mart label was inappropriate and insensitive.
— Kristyn Washburn (@ItsWithaY) October 21, 2014
— Carrie (@chakamad) October 27, 2014
— Andrea (@goodgirlgonered) October 27, 2014
BuzzFeed News is reporting that Wal-Mart executives are now apologizing for the label on its website.
“We first heard about it this morning — our teams immediately engaged, we’re working to remove it as soon as possible and make sure it never happens again,” Wal-Mart spokesman Ravi Jariwala told BuzzFeed News.
“This never should have been on our site. It is unacceptable, and we apologize,”Jariwala added. “We are working to remove it as soon as possible and ensure this never happens again.”
Wal-Mart has since removed the “fat girl” costumes on its website and changed it to “plus size” halloween costumes