November 4, 2016

Walmart Removes All Eroticized Child Nudity Photography Books – Works to Protect Families

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation would like to thank Walmart for removing Jock Sturges photography books depicting child nudity from Walmart.com.

We were shocked when we first discovered this exploitive material being sold at Walmart, and we immediately reached out to the company’s executives to express our concern.

Within 24 hours after we lodged our complaint, Walmart removed the books depicting child nudity.  

This is a commendable example of swift action to correct a violation of corporate responsibility policies and we thank the company for their concern about these issues!

“The books were in violation of our prohibited items policy and were removed as soon as they were brought to our attention,’’ Walmart said in a statement Monday. “We’re refining our policies and filters to better flag and block these types of items in the future.”

We also had the opportunity to speak with a top executive who expressed his concern for defending human dignity and ensuring this supermarket remains a family-friendly environment.

We hand-delivered a petition on this subject with thousands of signatures from around the country! Your voice certainly helped make a difference!

As you know, we have been very aggressive in confronting corporate America and getting big corporations to stop involvement in any form of sexual exploitation.

Our letter to Walmart included several other concerns about items they are selling, including books featuring instructions for sex trafficking and explicit magazines like Cosmopolitan. You can still sign the petition below to both thank the supermarket for removing the explicit child imagery and to ask that they continue to build upon this excellent momentum to uphold dignity.

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