is was selling the following product at their store:
I don’t think I need to explain why this is some racist shit. Who in their right mind at Walmart thought it would be ok to sell a product like this?
As AsAm News noted
, it is, “A racist caricature of an Asian with buckteeth, sinister looking slanted eyes and wearing a cone shaped hat is featured on a novelty button sold on Walmart.com.”
This caricature was popular during World War II to target Japanese-Americans, with the slanted eyes that are commonly used to mock people of Asian descent.
Giant Kids World, a company out of Pennsylvania who produces the product, is still selling the button online as of this writing.
However, what’s most disturbing is that the product is available for purchase on other online shops.
Walmart has taken down the product buy page. We’ve reached out to them for comment and will update this post when we hear back.