Jagazi Naturals Speaks Out Over “Ni**er-Brown” Uproar: This Is Fake … This Is Not Our Product!!!
UPDATE: Walmart sent HipHollywood the following statement:
“We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace. It is a clear violation of our policy, and has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened.”
If you woke up on Monday morning only to find a weave cap listed on Walmart’s website with the color description of Ni**er-Brown, you weren’t the only one. While folks around the world were shocked by the blatant racist description, the company listed under the product was equally up in arms.
The item on the major chain’s website is listed under a company named Jagazi Naturals. But according to the UK based Online Hair Extensions Store, someone falsely put their name behind the cap and they are now happy.
Jagazi wrote in a statement posted on their website:
“N****R-BROWN!!! Really We woke up this morning to the news that someone has used our name JAGAZI to list an item. Please beware that we are reporting this to as many people as we can and trying to get all the listings pulled down. The real JAGAZI is a 100% black company for black people. People have often used our brand name to try and sell their fake products. Please be aware. Very sorry for all the distress this has caused. We are feeling the pain here as well. Most shocking!”
Walmart has yet to comment.