Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 15

15 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove Nazi tshirts from its shelves, they’re still there.

We called 20 of the 25 stores where readers photographed the Nazi shirts. Five of the stores still had the shirts.

Those Walmarts are in Marrieta GA, Naperville, IL, Durham, NC, Ledgewood, NJ, and Cordova, TN.

Despite a letter from Congress and Walmart’s firm vow to resolve the issue, the retailer evidently continues to have difficulty communicating policy from upper management to store managers to floor personnel.

Walmart PR people, here’s what you do.

1) Get a big list out with every single Walmart’s phone number.
2) Call up and ask for the Men’s department. Identify the shirt and ask if you can get it in a large.
3) If the shirt is still there, speak to the manager and tell him to remove the shirt.
4) Wait a week.
5) Repeat steps 1-4 as many times as necessary.

It’s easy. You could have some interns do it, really. Give it a shot. — BEN POPKEN

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  1. Coder4Life says:

    I think they just want publicity. How many of the people that went to the store to check out the TShirt bought something. Probably enough.

    Also it’s walmart they don’t care, they are ahead of the govt and all. They can give out job positions to males over females. Pay them less wages. Not pay overtime.

    They can do it all…

  2. Franklin Comes Alive! says:

    Any reason you used what I’m pretty sure is an Acapulco Walmart for this pic? Maybe they shipped all the Nazi tshirts to Mexico?

  3. Art Vandelay says:

    @Jaideepg: Actually, the PR firm they hired says otherwise. I look forward to their response, seeing as how a memo to every store manager wouldn’t be that hard to do.

  4. Frank says:

    SUPER CONGRESSIONAL NAZI T-SHIRT DEFIANCE POTENTIAL!

  5. dohtem says:

    Funny, Wal-Mart’s PR people can’t seem to get the shirts off the shelves but will fight tooth and nail to clean up their image when another news source picks it up.

  6. daberkman says:

    Indeed that’s the Acapulco Wal-Mart! Yay!
    Interestingly, much like Wal-mart only hiring poor mexicans here, in Acapulco they actually ship in children from Sierra Leone. I can’t wait til they open up a store in Sierra Leone. Who will they find to work there?

  7. dohtem says:

    @Adam: seriously? Wow!

  8. ahwannabe says:

    Never mind work there. Who will shop there?

  9. ZonzoMaster says:

    @Franklin Comes Alive! Holly crap, i have been on that Wal-Mart, lol good one.

    Oh and be careful with those Mexico jokes ppl, i mean yeah we are a 3rd world country, there are flaws, but you don’t have to shove all errors there buddy. No problems, just be careful.

  10. ZonzoMaster says:

    Oh and i should watch for those shirts at the local Wal-Mart’s here in Monterrey, i might bump into some, it would make sense for them to send those here. Altough i have noticed the quality of clothes in the US and Mexico is somewhat big, seems the shirts they get here are from some cheap company with bad fabrics, those nazi shirts would sell very easily if they have low prices and decent fabrics.

  11. Stepehn Colbert says:

    Ben wally walmart(I made that name up, clever eh!?) gets paid the big bucks. let them figure out how to resolve their own scheisty, 3rd Reich policies. Don’t do their extremely unclean jobs for them.

  12. Smashville says:

    Here’s the weird thing about this story…I was perturbed and a little shocked when it came out…I was annoyed with the Consumerist and tired of the story when we were getting day-to-day posts like “Day 13, Day 25, etc.”…but the fact that I just read “Week 14″ is more disturbing than anything. How can it possibly take 14 weeks to get a product off the shelf? That is scary.

    Put it in perspective in an extreme circumstance. If a drug company accidentally issued a batch of pain-relievers with the wrong formula that were actually cyanide…would it take Wal-Mart 14 weeks to get them off the shelf? Would Wal-Mart corporate just stand idly by? Would we stand idly by?

  13. iameleveneight says:

    What they need to do is follow your list to step 4 and replace 5 with FIRE THE MANAGER!

    If someone obviously can’t do their job properly where they can’t even get an item off the damn shelf after all this time, those people obviously shouldn’t be IN that position.

  14. ElizabethD says:

    The totenkopf T posts here inspired me to take a detour while buying sundries in our newest Walmart (RI) a few weeks ago. None of the Nazi shirts were stocked.

    My cell phone camera and I experienced momentary letdown. We’re OK now.

  15. DuckFOO says:

    In my opinion, this is a non-story. I wish I could filter out this subject, because otherwise I enjoy reading this site.

  16. mad_oak says:

    Wallyword runs the most efficient distribution network in the world and they can’t get this shit right. Marvelous. Bullshit. Anti-semite bastards just don’t give a rats ass.

  17. middy says:

    Why are you guys trying to make it so hard for those of us who want a totenkopf t-shirt? What is this, Nazi Germany?

  18. Shiggity says:

    We demand you remove all totenkopf t-shirts from your stores! Freedom of expression is NOT tolerated! Heil America!