CB2 apologizes for selling homeless wallet

It’s called the Lucky Beggar, and it resembles the iconic blue coffee cup found in New York. The retailer said selling the item was a ‘bad decision.’ 

Ragan Insider Premium Content
Ragan Insider Content

It exists, and it landed retailer CB2 in hot water.

Following an outcry from consumers after the Jezebel blog highlighted the item, CB2 on Tuesday removed the Lucky Beggar Wallet from its website and apologized. The company issued the following statement to Yahoo’s Shine blog:

“We made a bad decision when we purchased this product. We apologize for the product and the insensitive language used in its description. We have pulled the product from our stores and our website. Please accept our apologies for this lapse in judgment.”

CB2 continued to mop up the mess today by taking to Twitter:

To read the full story, log in.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.
Sign up today

Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.