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'I Was Appalled By This': Woman Finds 'Swastika' Wrapping Paper In Walgreens

| by Dominic Kelly

A woman was horrified to discover wrapping paper with a swastika-like pattern at Walgreens, and now, a company spokesperson has responded.

According to reports, Cheryl Shapiro was shopping with her grandson in a Southern California Walgreens store when she discovered a wrapping paper that featured a pattern similar to a swastika. Horrified, she immediately reported the finding to a store employee and vowed to take her fight to the corporate level.

“I told them I wanted this taken off the shelves immediately - not just your store, but national,” Shapiro told NBC Los Angeles of the blue and white geometric-patterned wrapping paper. “I was really putting my foot down because I was appalled by this.”

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Shapiro says she wasn’t the only one shocked by the wrapping paper.

Now, a Walgreens spokesperson has responded, saying that the company is investigating the product. NBC Los Angeles reports that the wrapping paper is also being sold at another nearby Walgreens location.

Sources: NBC Los Angeles, Whatrends.com / Photo Source: NBC Los Angeles, Wikimedia Commons