After a complaint from the national Fraternal Order of Police for being “offensive”, Walmart is pulling “Black Lives Matter” shirts from its website.
The shirt, which runs for $16.95 to $28.95, has “Bulletproof” written on the front with “Black Lives Matter” underneath. There is also a hoodie that goes for $36.95 that was also pulled.
Fraternal Order of Police president, Chuck Canterbury, wrote in a letter to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon that merchandise that advertises “Black Lives Matter” is offensive.
According to Canterbury, it aims to profit from racial tensions within the United States.
“Commercializing our differences will not help our local police and communities to build greater trust and respect for one another. Turning a buck on strained relationships will not contribute to the healing process,” Canterbury wrote.
“This should be a time for joy, and no family who has lost a son or daughter, whether in the line of duty or in a tragic event, should have their pain turned into someone else’s profit,” Canterbury went on to say.
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