Walmart Removes All Depictions of Violence from its Stores Nationwide
Following a string of incidents in its stores, Walmart is removing all depictions of violence. This means any display, video, or sign that appears to condone a violent act will not be found in the store.
According to the Associated Press, employees nationwide were instructed to remove any marketing material and turn off or unplug video game consoles that show violent games. In addition, hunting season videos were turned off in the sporting goods department, which sells guns. Source.
These actions were told to take place immediately, as Walmart is taking action to remove any idea that it condones violent acts. This is a bold but necessary action by the retailer, which has begun taking a stand on environmental, social, and governance issues that matter most to customers, associates, shareholders, and communities.