Walmart Apologizes For Distasteful Paul Walker Joke

Written by Kecia Gayle January 17, 2020
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Walmart Apologizes For Distasteful Paul Walker Joke

Walmart has decided to issue an apology following backlash over an offensive post.

For those who didn’t catch all of the commotion, a Twitter user shared a story about Walmart selling Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with strawberry and cream-flavored icing. The post was attached with a funny gif of a car wildly racing through traffic with the caption, “*me racin to the nearest Wally World*.” Walmart decided to respond to the GIF by saying, “Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket.”

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While it appears Walmart was just trying to make a “Fast & Furious” reference, the joke quickly backfired. As it was previously reported, Paul Walker died tragically as a passenger in a Porshe driven by his friend that was going over 100mph. Fans thought the company’s tweet was extremely disrespectful, insensitive, and distasteful. A rep for Walmart is now speaking out, telling TMZ that, “We apologize to Paul Walker’s family, friends and fans. The tweet was posted in poor judgment and has been removed.”

Following the wave of backlash, the tweet has since been deleted.

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