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Walmart Apologizes for 'Fat Girl' Label

Walmart advertises costumes as "Fat Girl Costumes" on its website

In case you missed it, Walmart has landed itself in some pretty hot water this week. The Twitterverse erupted Monday after a keen eye over at Jezebel noticed the store’s website was promoting a category named “Fat Girl Costumes” for Halloween. You know, otherwise known as “Plus-Sized Costumes” to anyone else out there with a heart, or a shred of decency.

Needless to say, a fierce round of Twitter lashings ensued, in which the big box store was pretty much taken to task for the cruel blunder.

It didn’t take long for the flood of comments and complaints to warrant multiple apology tweets from the big box store, and for the website to remove the category all together.

“This never should have been on our site,” read one of the tweets. “It is unacceptable, and we apologize. We worked quickly to remove this."

Though the cause of the error is still unknown, as of this morning, the category was renamed "Women's Plus Size Halloween Costumes." In the meantime, though, Walmart is still fielding tweet after tweet online about the error. (How much you want to bet the entire Customer Service department is currently weeping at their desks?)

Image via Jezebel/Walmart

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