Walmart Tweets Insensitive Joke About Paul Walker
Walmart received backlash on Twitter after they tweeted an insensitive joke about actor Paul Walker.
According to TMZ, a Twitter user was excited about Walmart selling Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with strawberry and cream-flavored icing and shared the tweet along with a speeding car gif “Me racin to the nearest Wally World.” Walmart responded and tweeted “Hey. Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket.”
However, the tweet did not go over well with their followers since Walker died in a deadly car accident where his friend was driving a Porsche at 100 mph in November 2013.
Paul Walker is an actor from Fast & Furious who actually died in a car accident so their joke seemed pretty inappropriate
— Tyler (@tkb1886) January 16, 2020
WalMart referencing a Workaholics line from 2011 (that was from an episode that aired before Paul Walker died) 7 years after Walker died and the line would be in poor taste is just another reason to not encourage the brands.
— The Hot Compress to the Eye Smasher (@dansbadtweets) January 16, 2020
The tweet remained on the page for two hours until it was deleted. A statement has not been released by the company but the tweet has apparently referenced a movie.
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