Supermarket forced to apologise for unfortunate sign placement
Walmart has been forced to apologise due to an incredibly unfortunate 'back to school' sign placement.
Twitter user @OMGItsBirdman tweeted Walmart asking them to explain their placement of a back to school sign over a cabinet of guns:
The tweet quickly blew up, with over 52,000 retweets.
The sign appears particularly distasteful given the large number of school shootings in America, of which there have been over 200 since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.
In light of this, Walmart were quick to apologise for the misplacement:
Absolutely, Anthony. We agree this was horrible and we've since removed the sign from the display. -Vik— Walmart (@Walmart) August 9, 2017
This was a terrible error. We are working to identify the store involved. -Mac— Walmart (@Walmart) August 9, 2017
However, there have been debates over whether this was merely the result of a prankster rearranging the signs for a Twitter photo op:
Or perhaps the work of a prankster rearranging signs for a photo-op— Ray Radlein (@Radlein) August 9, 2017
Probably some up to no good kids just moved the sign.— Charlie (@KingChizz) August 9, 2017
Whether an accident by a Walmart employee or an opportunistic prank, it was in pretty poor taste.