Walmart is the go-to store for back-to-school supplies. It's got everything you need for a successful year: notebooks, folders, pens, backpacks, etc.
But the store is currently under fire (pun intended) for an extremely misplaced sign.
Get ready for your jaw to drop.
As the nation's largest retailer, it's expected that Walmart will be the center of some controversies regardless of how the store operates.For better or worse, it's an American institution that serves millions of customers every day. With that level of operation, it's going to be in the public eye no matter what it does. Heavy traffic and social media will certainly turn a small story into a big one with such a big brand name.
With so much attention on the retail juggernaut, it's always in a vulnerable position.Sometimes that's the result of perceived stances on social issues. Other times, it's simply because a single employee at a single store didn't think something through.
As you'll see, it just takes one error in judgment for social media to do its thing and cast a cloud over a gigantic corporation.
Maybe you'd call what happened a "domino effect."Or maybe there's no term for it. But the effects are very real, and the company is still feeling the blowback from what some feel is an innocent mistake. Others feel it was a mistake so tone-deaf and insensitive that it borders on negligence.
The mystery is continuing to unfold about an incident at a Walmart store on August 9.
via: Getty ImagesSpoiler alert: Walmart messed up. The good news is they seem to be trying to responsibly handle the situation. See for yourself the strange story on the next page.