Walmart said it would remove items like ‘Impeach 45’ shirts ‘pending review of our marketplace policies’
A Twitter campaign urging consumers to boycott Walmart Inc. led to the retailer removing some items from its online marketplace that promoted the impeachment of President Donald Trump, but the very same T-shirts are available on Amazon.com Inc. and other sites.
The hashtag #BoycottWalmart WMT, +1.49% started trending in response to a range of T-shirts uncovered late Monday with the message “Impeach 45”emblazoned on the front. The T-shirts were still available on the site Tuesday at prices ranging from $16.95 to $41.95 for a long-sleeved version.
“These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart,” a Walmart spokeswoman said. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.”
However, the same T-shirts were still available on Amazon AMZN, +0.23% on Thursday, also from third-party sellers including Kamal Ohava.