Walmart Apologises For "Insensitive" Paul Walker Joke On Twitter

Brenda Watkins
January 17, 2020

Never. Never ever ever. Sounds delightful. Not sure if that's something that needs to be tweeted about or a food that you need to break speed limits so that you can buy it as soon as possible.

© Walmart A tweet from Walmart's official Twitter account about Paul Walker has sparked some backlash after the company tweeted, "Hey, Paul Walker". "I NEEDDDD THIS IN MY LIFEEEE!" read the original post on the pastries, followed by a GIF of a vehicle speeding and weaving its way through traffic, with the caption: "*me racin to the nearest Wally World*".

Innocent enough. however, the person behind Walmart's Twitter account Thursday made a decision to take things up a notch and responded to the gif by saying, "Hey, Paul Walker". The tweet had an accompanying gif of a auto racing through traffic. "Click it, or ticket". Walmart's Paul Walker tweet was quickly deemed "inappropriate", "insensitive", and "disgusting".

Walker was riding as a passenger in a friend's auto when it crashed in Santa Clarita, California in November 2013.

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The apparent joke was instantly slammed online as insensitive and tone-deaf since "The Fast and the Furious" star died in a vehicle crash in 2013 at age 40.

The supermarket giant was replying to a tweet from another user following news that it is starting to sell Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with pink "strawberry and cream" icing. The "joke" makes no sense.

"We apologize to Paul Walker's family, friends and fans", a spokesperson for Walmart said. "The tweet was posted in poor judgment and has been removed", a representative for Walmart told TMZ.

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