Walmart Apologises After Posting The Most Insensitive Tweet About Late Paul Walker
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Walmart Apologises After Posting The Most Insensitive Tweet About Late Paul Walker

Walmart Apologises After Posting The Most Insensitive Tweet About Late Paul Walker

Walmart made the biggest mistake when the chain took Twitter, commenting on a racing joke, making a reference to Paul Walker.

Paul Walker tragically died at the age of 40, in a car accident while shooting one of the Fast And Furious films, he was in a car that crashed at a speed of more than100mph and burst into flames.

Which is terrible enough, and even 6 years later it's still too soon to dare make jokes about it. Walmart posted a tweet as a response to comment from a user expressing excitement that the American Chain was selling cinnamon rolls with pink strawberry and cream...

The cinnamon rolls' fan tweeted with a GIF of a car speeding through traffic with the caption: ' *me racin to the nearest Wally World*'

The US supermarket chain's verified Twitter account replied with a reference to the way the actor tragically passed away: 'Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket,'. The "click it" line about Walker was reportedly used in a 2011 episode of the Comedy Central show Workaholics, but that was not made clear in the tweet and was very confusing as a response to a car race and the joke completely fell flat.

After a massive immediate and comprehensible backlash, Walmart deleted the tweet and stated an apology in TODAY:

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

To this day, fans and friends of the actor are still reeling over his death. Last September, celebrities including co-star, Dwayne, The Rock, Johnson posted a birthday tribute to his late friend.

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So much to tell you... so much to share... as you know, we have been filming in Scotland. We threw a party for the crew last night in appreciation for all of their hard work. It was one of those moments that so often in the past we were together smiling and getting everyone drunk, especially Justin. Haha. Who by the way would make you so proud with what he is accomplishing with this film. Nathalie was there, in her loving spirit. Oh, and John Cena was there, who you would just love. His gratitude is palpable... and knowing you, you would just want him to win. This week the studio came to meet about the next chapter, your ears were ringing again. You would have gotten a kick out of the fact that we met in a chapel. It was profound... normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother. The tears never go away, but they change... from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud. Speaking of which, guess what message I woke up to... your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday... it’s amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place.

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