I really hope the people who run the social media accounts for these big companies use Google because this sounds like something that could have been avoided but alas, Walmart is now being called out for an offensive tweet about the late Paul Walker.

In this case of “when trying to be funny goes wrong,” Walmart is under fire after a tweet made by the company’s Twitter account replied to a fan, who joked about racing to one of their stores for a new food item, saying, “Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket.”

 

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ I really hope the people who run the social media accounts for these big companies use Google because this sounds like something that could have been avoided but alas, #Walmart is now being called out for an offensive tweet about the late #PaulWalker. ___ In this case of “when trying to be funny goes wrong,” Walmart is under fire after a tweet made by the company’s Twitter account replied to a fan, who joked about racing to one of their stores for a new food item, saying, “Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket.” ___ People were offended by what they considered a “tasteless joke” because “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker had died in a car accident in which speed was involved back in 2013. ___ After social media users started making noise about it, Walmart quickly-click the link in our bio to read more. 📸: @gettyimages

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People were offended by what they considered a “tasteless joke” because “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker had died in a car accident in which speed was involved back in 2013.

After social media users started making noise about it, Walmart quickly deleted the tweet, but that didn’t stop people from calling the company out.

As of Thursday afternoon, Walmart had issued the following statement on the matter, according to TMZ:

“We apologize to Paul Walker’s family, friends and fans. The tweet was posted in poor judgment and has been removed.”

Roommates, what are your thoughts on this one? Let us know.