Walmart apologises for 'poorly judged' tweet about late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker

Dave Maclean
Actor Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow, is suing Porsche over her father's death in a lawsuit that claims he was trapped in the burning car because of design flaws and the seat belt. The Fast and Furious star was killed when the Porsche Carrera GT he was a passenger in hit a pole in California in 2013. The driver, his friend Roger Rodas, also died when the vehicle burst into flames: AP

Walmart has apologised and deleted a tweet about the late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker which some found offensive.

It came after a shopper posted a tweet saying they were excited about a new product in stock at the retail giant - pink strawberry and cream iced cinnamon rolls.

They accompanied it with a gif of a speeding motorist and the caption: *me racin to the nearest Wally World*.

The chain responded with the quip: “Hey Paul Walker, click it or ticket.” Walker was killed in a car crash in 2013.

One person responded: “Dude, not cool. Paul Walker was known for giving back and helping others. I met a wardrobe dresser when I worked on a commercial in the Captain America outfit. She literally cried talking about him."

Walmart said that its response was a line from the Comedy Central show ‘Workaholics’, which references the actor’s character from the Fast and Furious franchise but was aired before his death.

One Twitter user added: “That's a line from Workaholics but it has not aged well.”

Walmart said: “We apologise to Paul Walker's family, friends and fans. The tweet was posted in poor judgement and has been removed."