WALMART IS NOW PROFITING OFF 'OCCUPY WALL STREET,' BECAUSE CAPITALISM
- 12/16/2013 by Maxwell Strachan (The Huffington Post)
Over at Walmart.com, you can buy an Occupy Wall Street poster for only $42.75.
That's correct, Walmart is selling a huge photo of the very group of people who, among other corporate gripes, have spent the last two-plus years protesting what they describe as Walmart's low wages, “crushing” anti-worker tactics, high CEO-to-worker pay ratio and reliance on government programs to feed workers.
The print is selling on the Walmart marketplace, an area of the site that allows third-party vendors to sell their products -- and apparently isn't as closely watched as Walmart's brick-and-mortar stores, which can be quite particular about what's on sale.
In a statement provided to The Huffington Post, company spokesperson Ravi Jariwala said the retailer is simply committed to its "diverse customer base." "We provide a broad assortment of products," he wrote in an email.
Last month, Walmart told The Huffington Post it had "disabled" a counterfeit version of Banksy's "Destroy Capitalism" print that ended up on the Walmart marketplace.
As seen on Walmart's website