As mid-August approaches, back-to-school displays are popping up in stores everywhere. Pencils, notebooks, backpacks, even computer accessories all make the list of required materials brought into the classroom.
However, one display at a Walmart location in the United States has caused some serious controversy.
The display in question was posted on Twitter by user Frank Passalacqua (@randomfrankp) and boasted fire arms as back-to-school essentials.
~ Just Walmart Things ~ pic.twitter.com/hdlpG7JMYW— Frank Passalacqua (@randomfrankp) August 9, 2017
The tweet was then picked up by Jordan Uhl of The Opposition and was shared more than 17,000 times. People were understandably upset by the sign, suggesting that bringing a rifle to school makes you a hero.
"Lemme just scoop my jaw off the floor. Whaaaaaaa?" said one user.
"Wow, this is disgusting," said Jaqueline Bjorkes.
"This is troubling? Who thinks of an ad with guns and being a school hero? Really Walmart we thought you were better than this...ok," said another user.
Walmart has since responded to all the tweets accusing this store of extremely insensitive display, and there seems to have been some miscommunication.
Keep reading to see their response.