A favorite American tradition around Christmas time is wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. I don't know what it is about them that makes everyone love them, I suppose it's just the fun of doing something silly this time of year when people are generally more joyful.
This trend has led to a lot of people creating their own unique designs for sweaters. One third-party vendor from Walmart took things a little too far with a sweater that they designed and put up for sale on the Canadian website.
According to The Daily Wire,
“Mega-retailer Walmart has been forced to apologize after consumers complained about a set of ugly Christmas sweaters, sold on its website, with racy and obscene messages, including a shirt that seems to show Santa Claus snorting lines of cocaine.
The store’s Canadian website, Walmart.ca, featured a full line of offbeat holiday attire, GlobalNews.ca reports, but the outfit that attracted the most attention was a blue and white sweater with a snowman on it, dressed as Santa Claus, and presiding over a table with three lines of “snow” and a small pile of “snowballs” on top and the words “Let it Snow” printed in white letters. The shirt doesn’t explicitly say the Santa snowman is snorting illicit drugs, but it’s pretty well implied.”
“We all know how snow works. It’s white and powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America,” read the display copy. “Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some grade A, Colombian snow. He packs it in perfect lines on his coffee table and then takes a big whiff to smell the high-quality aroma of the snow.” (NYDN)
Here's what the sweater looks like:
“Walmart.ca, has since pulled the sweater from their website, addressed customer complaints, and issued a statement apologizing for the sweater:
“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.”