Walmart: ‘Fat Girl’ costume section ‘should have never been on our site’

Social media and blogs exploded Monday when word spread that the retail giant had a Halloween section labeled ‘Fat Girl Costumes.’

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In what’s likely a case of SEO gone terribly wrong, Walmart got blasted on social media and blogs Monday for labeling a Halloween section of its website “Fat Girl Costumes.”

Walmart removed the label from its site Monday afternoon and has been issuing this apology on Twitter:

@KristinSecorsky This never should have been on our site. It is unacceptable, and we apologize. We worked quickly to remove this. -Jes

— Walmart (@Walmart) October 28, 2014

People were noticing the section label as early as last week:

.@Walmart Not sure labeling these as “Fat Girl Costumes” is the best approach. #rude

— Kristyn Washburn (@ItsWithaY) October 21, 2014

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