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Walmart Is Super Sorry For Suggesting Your Kids Would Be Heroes For Taking Guns To School

By Kristy Puchko | Miscellaneous | August 10, 2017 |

By Kristy Puchko | Miscellaneous | August 10, 2017 |

Walmart became the center of a Twitter firestorm when a photo snapped within one of their stores suggested guns are a must-have back-to-school accessory.

The tweet went viral, with some lamenting the state of American society where such a massive, mainstream department store would promote weapons as part of their back-to-school push. Others believed this was a hoax spawned by those damn liberals with their safe spaces and snowflakes. Regardless, Walmart didn’t make excuses.

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

According to CNN, Walmart’s searching for the floor display and how this shocking bit of branding occurred. Realistically, this was probably a sign snatched from the kids’ clothing section, as The Washington Post points out superhero-themed clothes are big this back-to-school season. So, while apologizing is probably a good idea to save face, it’s unlikely Walmart is to blame for anything more than having signs that can perhaps too easily be replaced and recontextualized.

Yeah. It was likely a prank, probably done for shits and giggles more than strident political inciting. But hey, at least it’s inspired such riveting political debate as this:

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.