Retail Giant Apologises For Inappropriate Christmas Sweater
Ho ho ho or no no no?
American retail giant Walmart has issued an apology over a Christmas sweater meant for adults which showed Santa Claus with cocaine.
The sweater appeared on their Canadian website, reports Global News Canada.
After the sweater was attacked on social media for being inappropriate, along with other questionable sweaters, the retail store decided to pull the range from sale.
“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 apologise for any unintended offense this may have caused.
The sweater depicted Santa sitting down along with three lines of a white substance, assumed to be cocaine and was accompanied with the phrase 'let it snow'.
“We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America,” the description read according to Twitter.
“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.”
Other sweaters depicted Santa roasting his 'nuts' as well as being whipped by a white-haired dominatrix, resembling Mrs. Claus.
While some shoppers found the range inappropriate, others suggested people are too easily offended, pointing out the sweaters were clearly meant to be humorous for adults.
"Thanks for ruining the fun. Would have liked to purchase this nice sweater," wrote one.
"Hilarious!" commented another.
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