Walmart Stops Selling Black Lives Matter ‘bulletproof’ Shirts After Police Complaint

Walmart will no longer sell T-shirts that say “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” on its website, the retailer announced, after receiving a complaint from the Fraternal Order of Police.

Walmart stopped selling shirts featuring the word “bulletproof” on Black Lives Matter merchandise after the world’s largest police organization called the slogan offensive.
Walmart said it removed the specific item after the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) asked them to in a letter.
FOP National President Chuck Canterbury, in a letter sent Tuesday to Walmart President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon, called the shirts offensive and said he was concerned Walmart’s decision to sell them would “damage your company’s good name amongst FOP members and active and retired law enforcement officers.”
He also chided third-party sellers for what he called an attempt to profit off racial division.
The FOP also posted a similar letter addressed to Amazon Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos. The letter, dated Wednesday, raised concerns over the slogans “bulletproof,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” It urges Amazon to stop selling the items.
The Black Lives Matter organization, which describes itself as trying to rebuild the black liberation movement, has risen to prominence for activism in light of police shootings involving African Americans.

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