Walmart Ditches Confederate Flag

No more merchandise with controversial symbol will be sold
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2015 6:40 PM CDT
Walmart Ditches Confederate Flag
In this May 9, 2013 file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Walmart store in La Habra, Calif.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

If you want to stock up on Confederate flag gear, you'll have to do it somewhere other than Walmart. The company tells CNN it will stop selling Confederate flag-themed merchandise, a decision that comes in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre and Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Civil War-era flag from the state Capitol. "We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment—whether in our stores or on our website," a spokesperson for the retailer says. CNN, which specifically asked Walmart about its Confederate flag merch, is waiting for responses to the same question from Amazon and eBay. (More Confederate flag stories.)

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