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Walmart Yanks SS Shoulder Patches From Online Store

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Remember when Prince Harry dressed as a Nazi at a costume party? Until today, the average American could do the same, for the low price of $13.87 (plus free shipping.)

As of this morning, Walmart’s online store offered SS collar tabs, complete with the signature double lightning bolts. The website described the tabs as “for costume purposes only”; the vendor, Morris Costumes, makes a range of party gear, from “Sexy Cave Girl” to tiny ladybug.

Such items reflect a larger pattern of online retailers selling controversial products through third parties.

Just a month ago, consumers caught Wal-Mart selling “Got Hitler” mugs; the world’s largest retailer pulled those, as well.

Lana Adler is the opinion fellow at the Forward. Follow her on Twitter, @Lana_Macondo

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