CULLMAN A local pastor’s complaint about a brand of underwear being sold with “pornographic” pictures on the packaging at the Cullman Walmart reportedly led to a recall of the product.
Frank Boren, pastor of New Hope Christian Center Church of God in the Springhill community, said he noticed the questionable underwear package while shopping at the store in May.
“I was in there shopping for some underwear one day, and looked at the men’s pictures on the packaging,” he said. “On a few of the packages, they were very pornographic in the way they were dressed, in skimpy underwear, so I went to the manager and asked her if she thought it was inappropriate to be displayed.”
After filing a few more complaints in the following weeks, Boren said the questionable packaging eventually disappeared from the store’s shelves.
Cullman Walmart store manager Nancy Valentine said Boren’s concerns were forwarded to the corporate office, and an eventual recall of that packaging was likely the result of similar complaints.
“A customer was upset about the picture on the underwear packaging and we sent his concerns to the home office,” she said. “I believe there was a recall on that product packaging later on.”
Boren said he wanted to thank Valentine and Cullman County Sheriff Tyler Roden for their assistance in the matter.
When asked about his role in the reported recall, Roden said he listened to Boren’s complaint although the issue mostly fell to the discretion of Walmart officials.
“He was concerned about the packaging on some of the men’s underwear being too revealing, in his opinion, to the point that he thought it was pornographic,” he said. “This gentleman voiced his concerns about that.”