Oh, Walmart. You are never long without a scandal of some sort, but now you’re farking with Santa Clause? Really? Santa? And when I say they’re “farking” with Santa, I mean that literally, but you’ll have to scroll down to the very bottom of the article to see what I mean.
Walmart recently had to apologize for an adults-only Christmas sweater that appears to depict Santa Clause with cocaine. The sweater appeared on the company’s Canadian website, a report reveals.
The sweater depicted Santa with what appears to be three lines of a white substance. The troubling graphic is accompanied by the words “let it snow.” See for yourself. You be the judge.
The description listed on the Walmart website along with the sweater read as follows.
“We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole. That’s why Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.”
The mega-retailer pulled the product quickly—along with several other eyebrow-raising sweaters—on Saturday after social media users went berserk, as reported by Global News Canada.
Here is a snippet from Walmart’s apology.
“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” a spokesperson told the outlet.” We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused.”
The third-party sell is a company called FUN Wear.
Here’s the question: why is Walmart allowing third-party sellers anyhow? This isn’t a new thing. However, it’s annoying. I confess I do occasionally shop at Walmart online if there is an item I need that I can’t find elsewhere. Also, living in the country, we have limited shopping options. Excuses, excuses, I know. At any rate, it’s annoying to try to sift through all of the shady third-party sellers trying to find stuff that’s actually being sold by Walmart.
The website also had sweaters depicting Santa in compromising situations that included him with his pants off roasting his “chestnuts.” This one is actually still live on Walmart’s Canada website. Go buy it NOW before it’s gone!
Here’s a sweater showing an upside-down snowman. The sweater is called “Snowman Balls Ugly Christmas Sweater.
We’ll end this delightful article (I confess, hubby and I were LOL-ing the whole time I was writing it) with this little gem. Is it bad that I sort of want this one? My deceased friend and beloved Liberal America icon Kyle would have gone NUTZ over this. NUTZ, I’m telling you. He’d have totally bought one.
The description on this sweater’s listing?
“Well, let’s just say if you’re going to zip around the world using flying reindeer to deliver gifts to millions of homes in a single night, you probably should expect some inquisitive aliens to eventually wonder how you can do it,” read its description.
That is all.