Sixty-two days after t-shirts bearing Nazi insignia were discovered in Walmart, the retailer has yet to remove them from all their stores, despite promises to do so within days.
Jason in Columbus, Indiana writes:
“I stopped in my local Wal-Mart this morning in Columbus, Ind., and happened by the t-shirts to see if the Nazi skulls were still here. There were about 20 shirts still on the shelf. I didn’t try to buy one, but thought of you and took a photo instead.”
When the guy last week reported that he was able to buy a Totenkopf shirt by making the cashier scan a comparable shirt, we were worried. Were we encouraging what we tried to prevent?
Then we had an image of some guys at a bar, wearing these shirts. Whether they be neo-fascists or hipsters, the value of peoples going around saying, hey, check out my Nazi shirt I got at Walmart could be even greater than simply removing all the shirts. Money can’t buy that kind of word of mouth. — BEN POPKEN