• Walmart said yesterday that an "external bad actor" had created fake accounts using Walmart's email client and then used those accounts to send out emails in which a racial slur was used, provoking an outcry on social media.
Walmart did not say how many such emails were sent out. They apparently went to people who had signed up online for a Walmart shopping account.
"We were shocked and appalled to see these offensive and unacceptable emails," said Walmart spokesperson Molly Blakeman. "We're looking into our sign up process to ensure something like this doesn't happen again."