Halloween Costumes: Walmart apologizes and changes it to Women’s Plus Size

The Walmart site caused an uproar among online customers when they labeled its selection of adult plus-size Halloween outfits “Fat Girl Costumes.”

On October 21, copywriter Kristyn Washburn ,among the first to bring the faux pas to the company’s attention and alert everyone on social media when she tweeted”.@Walmart Not sure labeling these as “Fat Girl Costumes” is the best approach. #rude.”

On social media, people have voiced their disappointment with the retailer. A flood of responses of “Fat Girl Costumes” and top trending topic on Twitter “Walmart took it to another level today with their ‘fat girl costumes’ section on their website. Disappointed and flabbergasted.”

Shoppers that looking for plus-size “Delightful Devil” or “Nerdy Girl” outfits began observant and getting angry about the subheading a week ago, but Walmart didn’t respond or fix the mistake on the page until this afternoon.

By Monday afternoon, Walmart had changed the “Fat Girl Costumes” subhead with “Women’s Plus Size Halloween Costumes”. They also responded to all tweets about the incident with the following two messages: “We are working to remove it as soon as possible and ensure this never happens again” and “This never should have been on our site. It is unacceptable, and we apologize.”

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