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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Wal-Mart "Screws the Pooch" Again with Racist Website URLs

Evil SmileyAmid all of the recent controversy of Wal-Mart’s unfair treatment of its employees and it’s penchant for driving Mom & Pop businesses to the poor house, they make yet another fuck up. Check it…Can anyone explain how listing biographies of Martin Luther King, Jack Johnson and Dorothy Dandridge under the "similar products" category with Planet of the Apes looks anything but racist?...

Walmart Racist URL 1

Continuing their fine tradition of bringing products together to make your shopping experience easier, Wal-Mart's "Planet of the Apes" The Complete TV series, has a few recommendations that they feel are very similar to what you should associate Planet of the Apes with. How about Martin Luther King or Tina Turner? I wonder if the folks at Stormfront (the White Supremacists) are secretly the webmasters of this site.

Walmart Similar Product Screenshot

Wouldn't similar items like "V" the Original Miniseries, or Battlestar Gallactica be more appropriate choices? Enjoy your shopping experience at Walmart where the prices are always low and I.Q.’s and ethics are even lower.

Update...Wal-Mart Stores Inc. temporarily shut down the system that creates movie recommendations on its shopping Web site after they found that the mistake about the link from a "Planet of the Apes" DVD to films about famous black Americans, including Martin Luther King Jr. They cited technical difficulties for the mishap.

Matt "WTF" Largo



At 4:42 PM, Blogger Scott said...

I am sure this is an Urban Legend (aka completely madeup). I can think of no logic that would connect an 80's Sci-Fi movie with a 1940's actress. It is more likely that some racist made up this 'supposed link' and posted it cuz he thinks its funny.


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