In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn’t have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD.

Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker’s rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen’s team didn’t vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he “dropped the ball on it.”

Props for owning up to a mistake, but honestly? It’s WAL-MART. How closely do you have to vet when the name alone is enough to cause reactions that range from shudders to violent retching?

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