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Walmart Sorry for Censorship

Walmart Sorry for Censorship

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Walmart has issued an apology for censoring the word gay on its website in reviews of the just-released It Gets Better book by Dan Savage and Terry Miller.

A Walmart representative apologized for the blunder Wednesday on JoeMyGod. He added, "It was a systemic oversight, in which 'gay' was on a list of filtered words. Certainly it makes absolute sense for you to include this word in your review. This is a no-brainer for us."

Mark King, who wrote an entry for the It Gets Better anthology giving advice to young people about enduring difficult adolescent years, said he made several attempts to leave a comment on Walmart.com about the book. His comments kept getting rejected until he removed the word gay.

Following the apology, King said that while the world's largest retailer has a dubious reputation on some issues, "on this day, on this issue, Walmart did right by the LGBT community. Now, everybody go buy It Gets Better."

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