Walmart is taking “All Lives Matter” shirts out of its online store. The retailer is making the change after receiving feedback from employees and customers, CBS MoneyWatch reports.
“We will continue to sell other variations, including ‘Blue Lives Matter,’” a spokesperson for the company told the outlet.
“We fundamentally believe all lives do matter and every individual deserves respect,” they said. “However, as we listened, we came to understand that some, but not all, people using the phrase ‘All Lives Matter’ in the current environment intentionally minimized the focus on the painful reality of racial inequity.”
“All Lives Matter” is widely panned as a way of trying to obscure the Black Lives Matter movement, which is focused on systemic racism and police brutality. Many have pointed out using “all lives matter” as a response to Black Lives Matter dismisses white privilege and the devaluing of Black lives.
Walmart is still selling merchandise that says, “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter.”