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Walmart Removes ‘Offensive’ T-Shirt Featuring Hidden Swear Word

A woman was left fuming after spotting a Walmart top that spells out a crude word. 
Credit: Alamy & @wh0l3h3art3dly/TikTok

A woman was left fuming after spotting a supermarket top that spells out a crude word. 

Slogan T-shirts are a popular fashion choice.

Whether it is a motivational quote or your favourite song lyric, it can be a subtle way to show off your personality.

But one T-shirt is going viral for all the wrong reasons.

Find out more about the T-shirt below…

Brianna has taken to TikTok – under the username @wh0l3h3art3dly – and called out one of the T-shirts in George’s Kids section in Walmart.

In her post, which has been viewed 5.6 million times, she writes in the caption: “Frickin Walmart… strikes again… Walmart Canada on a child’s shirt… really?!?!”

She then shows a green T-shirt that has a large ‘RE’ capitalised lined up with the words ‘Recycle’, ‘Reuse’, ‘Renew’ and ‘Rethink’ listed next to it.

“Where is the hidden word in this?” asks her viewers.

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When you closely examine the top, the expletive is clear as the first letter of each word vertically, without ‘RE’, spells out ‘c***’.

The TikToker then answers her own question by boldly uttering: “See you next Tuesday.”

People are taking to the comments on the video and sharing their thoughts on the T-shirt.

One viewer comments: “Yeah someone needs to re-think the wording.”

In agreement, another adds: “Someone didn’t proof that well enough.”

The recycle T-shirt from Walmart.
The woman was left fuming after spotting this supermarket top that spells out a crude word. Credit: @wh0l3h3art3dly/TikTok

While a third person says: “It took me a second and then I audibly gasped lmao.”

Others are taking to the comments and defending the supermarket, saying it’s an honest mistake.

“In my opinion, I don’t think the people who made that shirt realise that they did it so really is no one’s fault,” one TikToker comments.

Another adds: “In my opinion, I don’t think the people who made that shirt realise that they did it, so really is no one’s fault it’s just funny that happened.”

“I think the design is flawed. However. I don’t think it was done with malicious intent,” comments another viewer.

@wh0l3h3art3dly Frickin Walmart… strikes again… @Walmart Canada ♬ This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

Hilariously, some viewers are saying the blunder has made them want the T-shirt even more.

One person writes: “I want it just because of that.”

A second viewer comments: “Not me running to buy it RIGHT NOW.”

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Since the TikTok has gone viral, Walmart has announced that the T-shirt has been pulled from its stores.

In a statement shared with Fox Television Stations, the supermarket says: “The shirt was only sold at Walmart Canada locations and has been removed from stores.”

Despite being removed from Walmart’s shelves, the T-shirt is still available at other online retailers.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.