Walmart may want to roll back a recent joke it made about Paul Walker.
What happened: Walmart has been under fire for an insensitive tweet that mentioned “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker, who tragically died in November 2013 from a car accident.
- A Walmart shopper tweeted a news story about Walmart selling Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with pink frosting.
- Someone replied with a video of a fast car, tweeting, “*me racin to the nearest Wally World*” as a caption.
- Walmart reportedly replied, “Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket” with siren emoji.
- The company later deleted the tweet.
Apology: Walmart apologized in a statement to Fox Business.
- Walmart: “We apologize to Paul Walker’s family, friends and fans. The tweet was posted in poor judgement and has been removed.”
Social media reaction: Twitter fired back with backlash against Walmart for what happened, according to Today.com.
When I saw that Walmart made a Paul Walker joke... pic.twitter.com/WaAF71zYJy— Dirty Ron (@ronnychurch22) January 17, 2020
Walmart really outta poccet Leave Paul Walker alone 😪 pic.twitter.com/kVxP5ZwN6Q— JT The Man Of Lil Words👺🇹🇹 (@Jiggy_JT) January 17, 2020