Target announced that they fired the employee responsible for slipping laminated cards with white supremacist sentiments into diaper boxes, after customers from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and New Jersey complained.
Just opened a box of @Pampers from @Target and found some knuckle-dragging racist slipped this card into the box. BOLO for regressive charlatans. (The reverse had links for fascist, neo-nazi, and alt-right sites. Though that must mean all 3 are the same thing) pic.twitter.com/uFuGVRRcjx— David Tad Russell (@DavidTadRussell) March 25, 2018
So sorry you received this in your box. Please be assured this is not a message from Pampers and we're disappointed for anyone to see this kind of note. I'll be sure to report this to our team and appreciate you letting us know.— Pampers (@Pampers) March 26, 2018
You know America is in trouble, when White Nationalist propaganda is being found in boxes of Pampers purchased at Target in Virginia. Baby diapers? WTF?? pic.twitter.com/xUR3eddMfh— Amy Moro #RESIST (@AmyMoro) March 7, 2018
@LonnyWilk Wife and I bought these Target diapers and found a really racist, hateful laminated card inside under the diapers. On the front it says “it’s ok to be white!” My wife just gets a run around from the Target call centers. It’s clearly happening to others. What can we do? pic.twitter.com/2dxjRrUjse— Mike (@mikelechter) March 2, 2018
The cards, which say "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE" on the front, also list white supremacist websites on the back.
"After being made aware of the situation, we immediately launched a thorough investigation to address the concerns and put a stop to it," a spokesperson [Joshua Thomas] for the department store said. "We have identified the source, and given this is a violation of our policies and our commitment to inclusivity, terminated the team member."
@Pampers @Target I've now heard that two moms have found these in their diaper boxes from Target. What is going on? There is white supremacist info on the back. #racism #target #pampers pic.twitter.com/kd6Apf85wM— Lacey Hopkins (@laceyhopkins) March 24, 2018
Target did not say how they identified the responsible party, or how many boxes of diapers were affected by their actions. If you find one of these cards, please call Target Guest Relations at 1-800-591-3869.