Walmart Admits Mistake, Denied Mother Her Breast-Feeding Picture On Mother's Day

How many more disasters will it take before retailers issue strict guidelines on when associates can deny a customer their paid-for photos? This story, though, has a twist. First, the retailer in question—Walmart—apologized for the incident and did so quite quickly. Second, how much richer in irony can a story be than to have a picture of a mother breast-feeding her newborn be confiscated the day before Mother's Day? "We made a mistake. That photo should have been printed," said Walmart spokesperson Alex Roberton. "It's the clarity in the policy. It's obviously inappropriate to print certain photos so there needs to be some guidance for photo centre staff but that guidance wasn't clear enough for them to know that those photos should have been printed from the get-go." Story

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