WALMART acted quickly to take down a racist and repulsive “thug life” mask caricaturing Tupac. Caine over at Affinity [affinity] rightly takes them to task.
But I decided to actually search WALMART’s site for the entry, since I was hoping there might be some statistics about how many copies sold, etc. WALMART has purged it, so we won’t know.
WALMART’s knee-jerk reaction did not include searching their inventory for other products named “THUG LIFE” apparently. If it took me 2 seconds to think of this, and find it, it should have taken WALMART about the same amount of time. [walmart]
Seriously, what kind of entitled shithead wears something like that out skiing? Wait – is that “edgy humor” of the sort that the “free speech” and “political correctness” crowd are trying to defend? [stderr]
The Tupac mask is still available (for now) on amazon.com. According to their statistics, it doesn’t appear to have sold very well. [amazon]