(KMSP) - A Target employee has been fired after white supremacist propaganda ended up in a handful of diaper boxes.
The laminated cards read, “It’s okay to be white,” a slogan often used by white supremacist groups. On the back of the cards were links to white supremacy websites.
The Anti-Defamation League said it received two complaints from individuals who discovered the notes inside diaper boxes they ordered from Target’s website.
The diapers were delivered to homes in Washington, D.C. and Florida. Media reports also indicate someone in Tennessee may have received a similar note.
“This is an attempt to promote propaganda to families, hoping that it might reach white families,” said Marilyn Mayo, senior research fellow with ADL’s Center on Extremism. “It’s very disturbing.”
In an email statement Tuesday, Target said an employee was behind the incidents and the individual had been fired:
“We sincerely apologize to guests who received an inappropriate message in their Target purchase and thank them for calling it to our attention. After being made aware of the situation, we immediately launched a thorough investigation to address the concerns and put a stop to it. We have identified the source, and given this is a violation of our policies and our commitment to inclusivity, terminated the team member.”