Shoppers say Walmart display is racist

Published: Nov. 6, 2015 at 5:23 PM EST
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Shoppers are outraged by a clothing display at a Walmart in North Las Vegas. Many are calling it racist and insensitive.

Thousands have seen it, and it's creating quite the buzz on social media.

The store under fire is on Lake Mead Boulevard and Rancho Drive.

The display feature clothing items hanging from the ceiling with the help of neon green chains. It appears to be a marketing tool, but many people see as something else. Action News in Las Vegas canvassed the area and showed video and pictures of the display to commuters.

The reactions were mixed.

One man thought the display featured, "four black items hanging from the ceiling as if they were four black people."

One woman thought it was, "people hanging from the ceiling."

Another saw the video and thought he was looking at "mannequins of people hanging from the top of the roof."

Some say it could be a left-over Halloween decoration.

"Halloween's gone, but you still have four black figures hanging from the ceiling," a man told Action News.

It's evident that the display don't include mannequins or human-shaped figures, but some say it's still offensive. We showed the video to six people. Two of them didn't notice a thing.

"I see someone walking through the apparel section of Walmart," one man told Action News.

Another shopper said it, "looks like prices and racks of clothes."

We reached out to the store manager ourselves and as of 1:30 p.m., Thursday, the display was taken down.

Action News reached out to Walmart's corporate offices for comment.

They have yet to respond.

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