The Internet Is FUMING After Groupon Used The N-Word To Describe A Product
Another day, another Internet controversy.
Deals website Groupon has landed itself in hot water after the n-word was used to describe the colour of a pair of boots on its website.
Screenshots of the advertisement show a pair of Women's Fringed Suede Moccasin Boots described as "n****r brown"
— CJ James (@MrCJamesJr) March 28, 2018
Social media users are dragging the website, and urging other customers to boycott the website with the hashtag #ShutdownGroupon.
— Bendito2all (@choc713) March 28, 2018
.@Groupon you could have set up software to prevent this.
— K P 🔬🎨🎞🏞🛢💻⛾☮🇺🇸 (@resolvingdust) March 28, 2018
Racial slurs allowed on their website & they deleting my tweets!
— Shay AsRealAsItGets! (@nurse_shay) March 28, 2018
Groupon's VP of Global Communications, Bill Roberts, has issued an apology on the behalf of the company, which reads:
"We are appalled that this language was displayed on our site...This product description was provided by a third-party seller via our self-service platform. Regardless, this is completely unacceptable and violates our policies - to say nothing of values."
"When made aware of the issue, we immediately removed the deal - as well as the third-party seller - from our marketplace. Language like this has no place on Groupon, and we're further strengthening our self-service controls to ensure it doesn't happen again."
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