Some Of The Countries Largest Retailers (Walmart, Sears and Kmart, Target, Etc.) Is Planning On Removing Confederate flag Merchandise From Stores
|Walmart, Sears and Kmart, Target, Etc. Is Planning On |
Removing Confederate flag Merchandise From Stores
“First of all, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and all the people in Charleston,” said Wal-Mart Stores CEO Doug McMillon during an interview on .
“As it relates to this decision, we just we don’t want to sell anything that offends people.
We carry some of these items through our marketplace online — we have over seven million items — and we decided to discontinue it.”
Johnna Hoff, an eBay spokesperson, said Tuesday that the auction site has determined that the Confederate flag has “become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism.”
It is banning the sale of Confederate flags and “many items containing this image.”
Both companies said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church.
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site,” said Walmart spokesman Brian Nick.
Attention now turns to Amazon.com, which continues to sell Confederate flag items on its website.
Reports asked Amazon whether it would remove such merchandise, but the company did not respond to repeated requests for comment, the network reported.