Political correctness has been taken to a whole new level.
FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A Fort Smith woman has to make other plans for her nephew’s gift after she said Walmart refused to sell her the class ring she ordered because it had a the Confederate flag on it.
Elaine Glidewell said the store called her to come pick it up, but when she got there she was told they could not sell her the ring.
“I wanted to cry,” she said. “I stood there with tears in my eyes.”
Glidewell said she was going to give the ring to her nephew, who graduated from Southside High School this year.
“I went to Walmart, ordered his ring just like he wanted it,” she said. “I got the mascot on the ring, the Rebel, and I guess what you would say the Confederate flag. I ordered the ring, they said it would take four to six weeks for the ring to come in.”
She said she went to pick it up at the Walmart on Zero Street Tuesday (July 7).
“They wouldn’t let me have the ring. It had a note on it, was in a plastic bag, it said do not sell. It was signed by the store manager,” Glidewell said.
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