Walmart Apologizes for Insensitive Paul Walker Tweet

Lawrence Kim
January 17, 2020

The official Walmart account then replied to the gif tweet, now deleted, saying "Hey, Paul Walker". She added a GIF of a auto wildly speeding through traffic, writing, "me racin to the nearest Wally World". "Click it, or ticket".

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Walker died in a high speed vehicle accident in Valencia, California, during a break in the filming of Fast & Furious 7 in 2013.

Walmart has apologised for cracking a joke that referred to the late Hollywood actor Paul Walker.

The Walmart employee was likely trying to make a "Fast & Furious" reference. but it's backfired big time.

A followup tweet featured a GIF of a wild vehicle chase, with the caption, "me racin to the nearest Wally World".

"We apologize to Paul Walker's family, friends and fans", the retailer said in a statement to TMZ.

The line was actually a quote from the Comedy Central series Workaholics with Walmart failing to provide any kind of context in their follow-up tweet. "The tweet was posted in poor judgment and has been removed", a representative for Walmart told TMZ.

USA TODAY reached out to reps for Walker and his co-star Vin Diesel for comment.

Walker was riding as a passenger in a friend's auto when it crashed in Santa Clarita, California in November 2013. The LA County Sheriff's Department said that speed played a role in the crash. He was killed during the filming of "Furious 7".

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