Walmart Canada Will Remove 'Racist' Onesie From Shelves Following Outcry

Nisean Lorde
Walmart Canada has apologized and says they will pull baby sleepers from their shelves after customer complaints.  (Photo via Twitter/@gindaanis)

Walmart Canada has apologized and says they will pull a baby onesie that many considered offensive from store shelves.

“I Still Live With My Parents,” reads the sleeper, which features teepees and an arrow.

A picture of the item was reportedly taken in Ontario by Elizabeth Sault, a worker at the Niagara Regional Native Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and was subsequently shared across social media, with some suggesting the text was disrespectful and racist.


The tweet received hundreds of shares and multiple complaints, with people calling the onesie, made by Walmart’s George clothing brand, “disgusting.”







The backlash has seemingly caught Walmart’s attention.

“Duty manager at Wal-Mart says they were contacted by media and are removing them from display. She’s waiting for corporate,” wrote @ginadannis in an update.


APTN National News contacted Walmart Canada about the sleeper and received this response from Anika Malik, senior manager of corporate affairs for Walmart Canada.

“We thank our customers for bringing this matter to our attention. The graphic on this item does not represent Walmart’s beliefs and has no place in our stores. We are removing the product immediately and sincerely apologize for any unintended offense this has caused.”

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