3:29 PM PT — A rep for Walmart tells us, “We apologize to Paul Walker’s family, friends and fans. The tweet was posted in poor judgment and has been removed.”
2:41 PM PT — The tweet has been deleted. We’ve reached out to Walmart for comment … so far, no word back.
Walmart’s learning a valuable lesson about making Paul Walker jokes on Twitter, even if said joke is ripped from a funny TV show.
Here’s what went down — a Twitter user shared a story about Walmart selling Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with strawberry and cream-flavored icing … and added a funny gif of a car wildly racing through traffic with the caption, “*me racin to the nearest Wally World*.”
Innocent enough … however, the person behind Walmart’s Twitter account Thursday decided to take things up a notch and responded to the gif by saying, “Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket.”
The Walmart employee was likely trying to make a “Fast & Furious” reference … but it’s backfired big time. We did some digging, and the same line was actually used in an episode of “Workaholics.”
TMZ broke the story, Walker died tragically as a passenger in a Porshe driven by his friend … at speeds over 100mph.
Twitter users have been quick to point out Walmart’s tweet is not in good taste … or a good look.