Walmart Apologizes for Calling Josh Hawley a “Soreloser” on Twitter

Walmart apologises after employee called senator ‘sore loser’ from company Twitter
#BoycottWalmart immediately began trending after the slip-up
Walmart apologised to Missouri senator Josh Hawley after one of its employees called him a “sore loser” from the company’s official Twitter account in a now-deleted post.

Walmart, Twitter: @Walmart, says their tweet calling Josh Hawley, Twitter: @HawleyMO, a “#soreloser” was “mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account.” They have issued an apology as well. Meanwhile, #BoycottWalmart is trending on Twitter.

According to details, on December 30, at 10:40 am, Republican’s Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, called out Walmart after the company’s Twitter account rebuked him for announcing his intention to object to the Electoral College certification.

Hawley announced on Wednesday his plan to object during the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress. Tweet embedded, below.

At 11:37 am, Walmart’s brand Twitter account responded by calling him a “#soreloser,” according to a screenshot of the tweet. See the Screenshot, below.

Screenshot of Walmart's brand Twitter account calling Republican senator Josh Hawley a "#soreloser"

The now-deleted tweet reads: “Go ahead. Get your 2 hour debate. #soreloser.” Kyle Plotkin, Hawley’s chief of staff, tweeted at Walmart asking if the company can “explain this one?”

Josh Hawley also responded with the Screenshot of Walmart’s tweet calling him a ‘#soreloser’ and wrote in the caption, tweet reads: “Thanks ⁦@Walmart⁩ for your insulting condescension. Now that you’ve insulted 75 million Americans, will you at least apologize for using slave labor?”

“Or maybe you’d like to apologize for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business, Hawley added.”

“The tweet was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account,” Casey Staheli, Walmart’s senior manager, told the NewPakweb. “We have removed the post and have no intention of commenting on the subject of certifying the electoral college. We apologize to Senator Hawley for this error and any confusion about our position.”

Walmart’s tweet later started a political tussle between People on social media. “#soreloser” became one of the top trends on Twitter and people are trolling Senator Josh Hawley and taking on Republicans.

Watch how people’s reactions, below.

Meanwhile, Republicans are calling for bycott Walmart.