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Walmart Apologizes for Insensitive Paul Walker Tweet

Walmart Apologizes for Insensitive Paul Walker Tweet

Walmart is receiving some backlash following an insensitive tweet they posted about the late Paul Walker.

It started when a Twitter user posted about the company selling Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with strawberry and cream icing, adding a gif of a car speeding through traffic with the caption, “*me racin to the nearest Wally World*.”

On Thursday (January 16), Walmart’s Twitter account replied to the gif, “Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket.”

The Walmart employee was probably attempting to make a reference to Paul‘s Fast & Furious, but it didn’t work out so well. The same line was featured in an episode of Workaholics.

A rep for Walmart told TMZ, “We apologize to Paul Walker‘s family, friends and fans. The tweet was posted in poor judgment and has been removed.”

The tweet has since been deleted, but you can see a screenshot at TMZ.

Paul Walker tragically passed away in a car accident in 2013 at age 40.

READ MORE: Paul Walker’s Daughter Meadow Reveals Plans to Build a School

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