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•  CNN reports that "Walmart is facing heat 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'.

"The backlash erupted on social media, where users criticized the world's largest retailer for allegedly 'mocking' the Black Lives Matter movement, which has come to symbolize a call to action against racism and police killings of Black people in America."

The t-shirts apparently are not being sold in stores, but rather on its US and Canadian websites.

Y'think that CEO Doug McMillon - like a lot of CEOs in retailing 0 wakes up in the morning and says to himself, "Just once, I'd like to have a day when I don't have to get involved in politics and social issues.  Just one day when all I have to worry about is whether we're going to get our new stores opened on time, and not have to think about all these societal problems."  

I know this is all part of the package these days, but I imagine there are a lot of retailers who wish this were not the way it is.