Wal-Mart Manages To Offend Their Plus Size Shoppers With The Term “Fat Girl Costume”
Wal-Mart has really messed up this time. Just in time for Halloween, the world’s largest retailer has managed to offend many of their customer’s by labeling their size 12+ costumes as “Fat Girl Costumes.”
Kristyn Washburn discovered the blatant disrespect and shared it on Twitter. On Oct. 21 she tweeted, “@Walmart Not sure labeling these as ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ is the best approach.”
She then included the screenshot that went viral. Eventually Wal-Mart removed the wording, but thanks to social media, Wal-Mart’s fraudulent behavior had been exposed.
This isn’t the first time a retailer has made this type of mistake. Remember when Target was on the chopping block for a similar offense?
Wal-Mart should be ashamed of themselves for letting this type of thing happen. Don’t they have editors or supervisors who are responsible for approving content before it appears on the website? If they don’t, they should.
Sure, they offered an apology, but it was pretty lackluster. “This never should have been on our site,” Wal-Mart said in a statement. “It is unacceptable, and we apologize. We are working to remove it as soon as possible and ensure this never happens again.”