Things Walmart Deems Less Acceptable Than Guns

The Bushmaster AR-15 can stay, but pregnant barbie has to go
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2012 2:23 PM CST
Things Walmart Deems Less Acceptable Than Guns
In this album cover image released by Warner Bros., the latest CD by Green Day, "21st Century Breakdown," is shown.   (AP Photo/Warner Bros.)

Despite a public outcry, Walmart is still selling "modern sporting rifles" (read: assault rifles), reportedly including the Bushmaster AR-15, the model used in the Newtown shooting. But there are some items too controversial for Walmart. The Huffington Post helpfully compiled a few of the things that Walmart apparently believes are even more dangerous than such firearms:

  • Pregnant Barbie—Or rather, Barbie's pregnant gal pal Midge. The doll was removed from Walmart shelves due to customer complaints.

  • Plan B—The "morning after" pill is currently sold at Walmart, but only because a 2006 lawsuit forced it to do so; the retailer removed it from its shelves in 1999.
  • Jon Stewart—The Daily Show host's America: The Book is off-limits because of a spread of photoshopped naked pictures of Supreme Court justices.
  • Racy magazines—Stewart and company aren't alone; Walmart's not down with even mild nudity. Publications like Maxim, Stuff, and FHM are verboten.
  • A whole boatload of albums—Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown, the Goo Goo Dolls' A Boy Named Goo, Sheryl Crow's self-titled debut album, Prince's Lovesexy, and absolutely everything by Marilyn Manson have all been banned over objections to lyrics or cover art.
For the full list, click here. (More Walmart stories.)

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