Walmart finds itself at the center of yet another controversy this week after "All Lives Matter" T-Shirts were spotted on its main and Canadian online stores, CNN reports. The graphics, clearly a take on the Black Lives Matter movement, arrived in a number of variations, including the aforementioned ALM design alongside "Blue Lives Matter," "Irish Lives Matter," "Drunk Lives Matter," and more.

The (understatement alert) tone-deaf tees promptly positioned the company at the epicenter of social media backlash, particularly considering they were discovered just weeks after Walmart — aka the world's largest retailer, which is reportedly double the size of Amazon thanks to $517 billion in global revenue — pledged $100 million towards racial equity.

The $20 designs are courtesy of the brand Old Glory, who flogs other endearing creations on the Walmart Marketplace including Father's Day delights like "I have a beautiful daughter. I also have a gun, a shovel, an alibi" and "The RodFather" (...ew). There is another design that reads "We Can't Breath," which, in addition to being deeply offensive, is also misspelled.

If we're being real, it's not really surprising that they were sold in the first place. After all, Walmart Marketplace (a digital platform for third-party sellers) supports a vast number of businesses with no (perceived) interest in, nor the ability to, regulate its offerings. It's also a company that in the last few years alone has come under fire repeatedly for racial discrimination, gender discrimination, low wages, poor working conditionsenvironmental practices, spying on employees, bribery, its use of overseas labor ... the list goes on and on.

If you, like Old Glory (if we assess this situation with a pinch of salt, although the name kinda says it all), are still unclear as to why All Lives Matter is offensive, we've done a whole explainer on that. And if you want to support the fight towards actual equality, you could always start by sending the $20 you could've spent on one of the racist T-shirts above, and consider donating it instead.

Not sure where to start? Here are some helpful guides:

How to Support Black Trans Lives

Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

How to Support if You're in Europe

Buy Tees That Actually Support Charities

Here's A List of Organizations That Are Bailing Out Protesters

Here's How to Donate to Black Lives Matter If You're Broke

We Recommend
  • Tupac Shakur
    Why the 'Tupac Lives' Conspiracy Refuses to Die in 2023
    • Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Short Sleeve Shirts Are Summer Essentials, And These Are Our Favorites
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Finally, a T-shirt For 'Barbie' & 'Oppenheimer's Shared Release Day
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    The Best Staple Tees in the World, Ranked by Weight
    • Style
  • graphic t-shirts
    Never Underestimate the Power of Graphic T-Shirts
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • travis kelce pre game outfits
    Thanks to Vetements, We Know What Travis Kelce Did Last Night
    • Style
  • y/project ss24
    Y/Project SS24 Was Full of Twists, Turns, & Snakes
    • Style
  • offset balenciaga outfit
    In the "Spy Kids" Shades, Offset Is a Man on a Style Mission
    • Style
  • space jam 11 low
    The Space Jam 11s Are Going Low, Apparently
    • Sneakers
  • balenciaga cargo sneaker
    Balenciaga's New Sneaker Carries Some Serious Cargo
    • Sneakers
  • balenciaga summer 2024
    For Summer 2024, Balenciaga Gets Personal
    • Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.