The retail giant is reportedly refusing to sell the group’s CDs due to censorship issues.
Wired PR News – Wal-Mart is refusing to sell the latest album of the popular band Green Day. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the retail giant has allegedly refused to stock the popular CD, because the band has refused to allow them to edit its content.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is quoted by the AP as stating in an interview, “Wal-Mart’s become the biggest retail outlet in the country, but they won’t carry our record because they wanted us to censor it.”
As noted in the report, Wal-Mart typically sells what are referred to as “clean” versions of albums that may include objectionable language or content.
Wal-Mart spokesperson Melissa O’Brien is further quoted as stating of the issue, “As with all music, it is up to the artist or label to decide if they want to market different variations of an album to sell, including a version that would remove a PA rating… The label and artist in this case have decided not to do so, so we unfortunately can not offer the CD.”
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