Walmart pulls Lord Ganesha plush doll following furious response from Hindus

Walmart pulls Lord Ganesha plush doll following furious response from Hindus

Hindus have vented their fury against Walmart, which has now withdrawn the sale of Ganesh Plush Doll.

Lord Ganesha in Hindu religion is regarded as God of obstacles and worshiped by everyone and Walmart's product description that “now he's also the god of cuddliness” offended everyone.

Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism thanked Walmart for understanding the concerns of Hindu community which thought that marketing Lord Ganesh as a plush doll was trivializing and insensitive.

Zed further suggested that Walmart and other companies should send their senior executives for training in religious and cultural sensitivity so that they had an understanding of the feelings of customers and communities when introducing new products or launching advertising campaigns.

Earlier, Meat & Livestock Australia was urged to withdraw ad featuring Ganesh amid Hindu protest

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