(CNN) — Walmart has apologized to people who received emails containing the n-word in an earlier message from the retailer.
On Monday, Walmart said someone outside the company created fake accounts on its site using the email addresses of the individuals in question. That prompted an auto-generated email from the company that contained the racial slur.
Walmart did not say how many people received the emails, but dozens of people tweeted they got them.
“We are very sorry that you received an offensive and unacceptable email,” Janey Whiteside, Walmart’s chief...