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Walmart apologizes for 'fat girl' costumes

By Saeed Ahmed, CNN
updated 2:28 PM EDT, Tue October 28, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The site featured a Halloween category, titled 'Fat Girl Costumes'
  • After Twitter users complained, the section was taken down

(CNN) -- Walmart found itself sending apology tweet after apology tweet Monday after the Twitterverse raked it over the coals for a major goof on its website.

For whatever inexplicable reason, the retail giant's site featured a Halloween category, titled "Fat Girl Costumes."

You won't find it there now, thank goodness, but it stayed there for a large part of the morning -- and long enough for multiple screen grabs.

The presence of the category was first reported by Jezebel, which in turn was alerted by a reader who stumbled upon it while looking for costumes.

It was basically a collection of costumes that you'd usually find on the site's plus-size women's section.

After Twitter users complained in droves, Wal-Mart took down the section and sent out multiple apology tweets.

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

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