Walmart Apologizes For Juneteenth-Themed Ice Cream, Pulls Pints From Shelves

Walmart is facing backlash after releasing more than one Juneteenth-themed products, along with a red velvet and cheesecake flavored ice cream, sooner than the now federal holiday on June 19.

Rapidly after social media users bought wind of the tone-deaf-deemed products, the retailer was once accused of utilizing their Expansive Designate ice cream set aside as a technique to income off the holiday, which commemorates the pause of slavery.

One Twitter consumer made it known that a the same ice cream flavor by a Sunless-owned substitute already exists.

“Walmart literally saw a winning diminutive Sunless substitute and idea they would possibly per chance perchance procure away with stealing their flavor and re-branding it for Juneteenth,” they tweeted. “Anyways, Creamalicious is on hand at Target.”

Yet any other Tweeter responded to that post with, “Walmart would possibly per chance perchance additionally’ve supported Sunless owner producers and save them on their cupboards. As a replacement, they selected to Expansive Designate and trademark Sunless emancipation.”

Walmart issued an official commentary in response to the backlash with PEOPLE magazine: “Juneteenth holiday marks a commemoration and party of freedom and independence. However, we bought feedback that a few gadgets precipitated peril for a few of our clients and we sincerely issue regret. We are reviewing our assortment and would possibly per chance perchance additionally purchase gadgets as relevant.”

As if the ice cream wasn’t ample to commemorate Juneteenth, Walmart additionally equipped plastic dinnerware devices consisting of plates, cups, and napkins that learn, “It’s the freedom for me.”

The global retailer has since then pulled the pints and diversified gadgets off of retailer cupboards.