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Walmart halts sale of 'All Lives Matter' merchandise

The items, which were sold by third-party sellers, are no longer available after employees and customers expressed concerns.

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Walmart will stop selling "All Lives Matter" merchandise on its website, according to reports.

The items, which are sold by third-party sellers, are no longer available after employees and customers expressed concerns.

Walmart faced backlash for selling T-shirts that feature variations of the "Black Lives Matter" slogan, including "All Lives Matter," "Blue Lives Matter," "Irish Lives Matter" and "Homeless Lives Matter."

"We fundamentally believe all lives do matter and every individual deserves respect," Walmart said in a statement to USA Today. "However, as we listened, we came to understand that the way some, but not all, people are using the phrase 'All Lives Matter' in the current environment intentionally minimized the focus on the painful reality of racial inequity."

Last week, Walmart announced that it would no longer display the Mississippi state flag, which includes a Confederate symbol, in stores.

The company also stopped locking up multicultural hair products recently.