Photo of racial slur at Indiana arts and crafts store goes viral

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WISH) — Michaels craft store responded after a racist slur found at one of its Indianapolis stores went viral.

A Facebook user, Bridgette Drake, posted a photo of the word n—– spelled out on a shelf using craft letters.

When asked about the message, an employee laughed and said it was “hilarious,” Drake wrote.

24-Hour News 8 in Indianapolis reached out to Drake but did not hear back.

She said in her post the photo came from the store on East Washington Street.

She said she was offended and angry over the employee’s response.

Michaels responded with the following statement:

Michaels does not tolerate discrimination in any form. In regards to the incident that is circulating on social media, we spoke with both the customer and the associate this morning and are taking this incident extremely seriously and are investigating. Racism has no place in our stores.”

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