I posted last night about a photo that was taken of poorly placed Special Olympics tshirts at Walmart. Walmart visited our site and made the below comment:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. My name is Dianna Gee and I work with Walmart Media Relations.
The placement of the Special Olympics t-shirts was not intended to offend anyone, but we understand how this might have been perceived as insensitive. That’s why we are working with our store managers to move the t-shirts to another area.
As you mentioned in your post, Walmart is committed to supporting the Special Olympics. In fact, the t-shirt is officially licensed by the Special Olympics and a portion of each sale goes directly to the Special Olympics.
Thank you, Walmart for taking action. I think it is awesome that Walmart is such a huge sponsor of Special Olympics and that proceeds from the sales of the shirts go directly to Special Olympics.