Walmart pulls ‘tone-deaf’ Juneteenth products after criticism
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 9:24 PM CDT
(CNN) - Walmart is pulling products, including an ice cream, that were attempting to commemorate Juneteenth after a social media backlash.
The Juneteenth ice cream featured a message to celebrate African American culture, but critics called it a tone-deaf effort to cash in on the federal holiday.
Walmart released a statement and apologized, saying the company is removing such items as appropriate.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
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