A Walmart rep tells KNWA the company immediately removed the costume from its retail website. It was not available in stores. The retailer also released a statement saying, "We sincerely apologize to any costumers who may have been offended by this costume."
KNWA also reached out to the Sikh Coalition, which gave us the following statement via email. "We are thankful to Walmart for promptly removing this item but we ask that the company strengthens its internal controls to make sure this doesn't happen again. Businesses like Walmart have a moral responsibility to use good judgment."
The costume in question was also dropped by other online retailers, like Amazon and Sears, but remains available on its manufacturer's website, Fun-World.net.