Back-to-school gun display a prank: Walmart

Walmart sorry for 'horrible' gun display

He said the company had "several people" working on the investigation, which concluded Friday evening.

Walmart says "what's seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores".

The photograph on social media included Walmart's superhero-themed, back-to-school promotion with a gun rack in a sporting goods section.

People cried foul on Twitter and demanded an explanation from Walmart.

In July, Wlamart was roundly denounced on social media and called racist for using the term "n****r brown" to describe a wig cap sold on its online store.

This morning, Walmart issued a statement and apologized for the display saying it was a "truly very bad".

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Though Walmart officials scratched the IN store off its list, Leeanna May, who told The Washington Post she snapped the now-viral photo, maintained that the "disgusting" display was at a location IN Evansville. One person asked: "What are you suggesting?"

Walmart officials say they are still trying to figure out the store where the sign was posted.

Walmart did not immediately respond to Daily Dot questions about the sign and in which store it was placed. But Crowson said that had been a mistake.

"We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened".

That tweet, though, wasn't the first time Walmart heard about the signage situation. A photo showed boxes of stacked up to resemble the World Trade Center in what appeared to be an attempt to commemorate the September 11 attacks. A NY church, for instance, petitioned in 2014 to have a shareholder vote on whether the company should sell products that "endanger public safety and well-being".

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