An advertisement for Wal-Mart in an Houston area newspaper has readers taking a double look at it.
How does a major ‘misprint’ like this make it into a major advertisement?
The Alvin Sun states it was a copy/paste problem, but that is kind of hard to believe. There is an ad copy person who needs to be fired, and then sued.
The advertisement starts on the right note but takes a terrible turn. By the end of the message, every reader has the same reaction. This can’t possibly be real!
The print advertisement says “Merry Christmas from Wal-Mart. Save Money. Screw People Over.”
“It’s not Photoshopped?,” asks Terrence Cowherd Jr. Nope, it isn’t. What you see is exactly how the advertisement was published in the Alvin Sun newspaper.
What?,” reacts Chris Davis. “That’s a little ridiculous.”
This is crazy,” says Thomas Tavarez as he tries to hold back laughter. “That’s ridiculous. Oh my gosh. I can’t believe it.”
Wal-Mart’s actual slogan is “Save Money. Live Better.” Just how did this crude comment end up in the advertisement instead? The publisher of the Alvin Sun says the graphic artist searched for images of the of the Wal-Mart logo on Google and selected one without proofreading it. Except, it was not the logo at issue, it was the print. Print that matched the rest of the ad.
It is a ‘slip-up’ that has some people speculating this worker may not be working at the publication much longer but some say this very visible blunder should be allowed to just blow over.
“It’s the holidays,” says Davis with a smile. “Let’s be merry.”
The Alvin Wal-Mart store manager says the newspaper is scheduled to run an apology next week.
Liberals put Walmart as the No. 1 company on the Fortune 500 that is the worst for America. They also ranked it as first on a list of companies in the Fortune 500 they would like shut down. Walmart has long been pilloried by the left for what liberals see as unfair wages and for fighting against unions.
Yet, Wal-Mart employees love working there. Go figure.