Wal Mart is under heavy pressure to find out why one of its stores would display an exhibit that would draw the ire of many customers. It looks like they found out the truth.
This photo has been making its way around the internet in viral fashion as it seems someone is having fun at the store’s expense.
— Anthony (@OMGItsBirdman) August 9, 2017
Walmart originally identified the store in question as one in Evansville, Indiana; however, a spokesperson later told CNN Money and Talking Points Memo they incorrectly identified that store and are trying to find where the picture was actually taken.
“There was some miscommunication between our social media team and the store,” spokesman Charles Crowson told USA TODAY, explaining the errant tweet. “It was just a misunderstanding.”
He explained to USA TODAY that the company has dispatched a team to find the display and is considering “every possible scenario,” including the possibilities the photo was doctored or that the display was a customer prank.
Since the photo surfaced Walmart has added that it would “never approve of signage being displayed in this manner” and are looking into “how this regrettable situation could have happened.”
Hi Jared. To add a bit, the manager at the location reported confirmed that there was no such sign posted. Still looking into it. -Dean
— Walmart (@Walmart) August 9, 2017
We'd never approve of signage being displayed in this manner in one of our stores and we're looking into this. -Scott
— Walmart (@Walmart) August 10, 2017
So many people out there are not sure what to believe, but I caution the side of the store at this point. Wal Mart isn’t the best place around, but it wouldn’t anger its base with something like this.