Walmart has apologized and pulled a series of sweaters off its website after people were shocked to find one showing Jolly St. Nick snorting a line of cocaine.
We know that Santa’s reindeer fly high, but apparently these sweater want us to think Santa does, too… but not in that “magical” sort of way.
The sweater in question showed Santa at a table holding a straw with three lines of cocaine before him, and the words “let it snow” were added underneath.
“We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America,” the description of the sweater read. “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.”
Even though it apologized and dumped the products, Walmart hastened to note that the sweaters were not sold directly by them.
“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website. We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused,” a store spokesperson told Global News Canada on Saturday.
There were other tasteless Christmas sweaters, too. The same third party also has a sweater showing a pantsless Santa having his “chestnuts roasted” on a fire, another showing Santa on the toilet, one with Santa’s naked rear end being violated by a space alien, and yet another with a femdom beating a naked Santa with a whip.
Naturally, many on social media were not amused by the sweater designs:
EXCUSE ME HWAT, WALMART IS ADVERTISING COCAINE ON ITS CHRISTMAS SWEATERS pic.twitter.com/dDmryFoc3C
— Greg (@InAGreenSuit) December 6, 2019
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 9, 2019
Yall. Look at this description for this Christmas sweater from Walmart pic.twitter.com/lBdmKQ1JoZ
— Jason John (@HurrbaSousJohn) December 7, 2019
Here's a bright idea…instead of always having to issue apologies for disgusting merchandise, why not properly vet and maintain the content and merchandise on your website?💡https://t.co/M5m7CVy6X2
— Wayne Dupree 🎙🎥 (@WayneDupreeShow) December 9, 2019
— Chris 🇺🇸 (@Chris_1791) December 9, 2019
Can we… talk about this? I just wanna know what in the hell this was meant to be if they didn’t realize it looks like a SNOWMAN DOING COCAINE pic.twitter.com/vLLP2lB4oX
— Gracie Cougar (@cougsge) December 9, 2019
We know you work long hours, Santa, but please don't do cocaine https://t.co/yHSAowWC6W
— VICE (@VICE) December 9, 2019
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