Walmart is Running an Ongoing Investigation After Backlash from This Display

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

One poorly placed sign has landed Walmart in some seriously hot water.

The retail company recently launched its superhero-themed back-to-school campaign. The slogan “Own the School Year Like a Hero,” looks great above a rack of Wonder Woman t-shirts or a stack of Captain America backpacks.

Where it doesn’t look so great is above a display case filled with firearms.

…what are you suggesting? @Walmart pic.twitter.com/Ng0LbtnAnf

— ZijZ (@ItsZijZ) August 9, 2017

The image quickly went viral, sparking outrage on Twitter.

uhhhh @Walmart we need to talk pic.twitter.com/Fwb4UdXf1D

— sara (@thisbemesara) August 9, 2017

“What’s seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores,” Charles Crowson, a spokesman for Walmart said in a statement. “We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened.”

Leeanna May, the customer claiming she took the photo, told The Washington Post

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