Walmart is trying to tame outrage after customers found “Impeach 45” clothing on the company’s website.
Trump supporters began spreading the hashtag #BoycottWalmart once a photograph of a baby’s outfit with the words “Impeach 45” went viral. The trend seems to own been started by Twitter user Ryan Fournier.
.@walmart why are you selling Impeach 45 baby clothes on your website?????
What kind of message are you trying to send? https://t.co/PwI4nCVAZx
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 3, 2018
Over time, the hashtag caught on started trending. Walmart has since removed the clothes from their website.
I AM UPSET & ANGRY! A longtime Walmart shopper, today I quit over the sale of Old Glory Impeach 45 shirts. This offends me & many others. As a huge PRO American company, It is WRONG to politicize & be anti-US President with any product. Clean up your act #WALMART!! pic.twitter.com/u7hiAUHPGo
— Suzy Ferguson (@suzy_ferguson) July 3, 2018
In a statement on Twitter, Walmart same that the things weren’t sold-out by the shop, but by “third-party sellers.”
These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace and were not offered directly by Walmart. We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.
— Walmart Newsroom (@WalmartNewsroom) July 3, 2018