Walmart: Cocaine-Themed Christmas Sweater?!
Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweater parties, and therefore trying to find the most creative, clever and punny sweater you can get your hands on. This really ain't it though.
Over the weekend, Walmart Canada pulled a polarizing Christmas sweater portraying Santa Claus as a coke fiend off its website.
As The Global News describes it, the sweater depicted "a bug-eyed Saint Nick and three lines of a white substance that is heavily implied to be cocaine, along with the phrase, 'Let it snow.'"
Hardly shying away from the drug connection, the product's online description read, "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."
While some observers were offended by the sweater and its description, Zorina Baksh tweeted, "This is the best ugly Christmas sweater copy ever written."
It's notable that this sweater wasn't made by Walmart Canada, rather hosted on their site to be sold by a third-party retailer. But still.. how did this pass the checks that are surely done before retailers can put their listings up on the Walmart website?! Seems someone will be in trouble, if not fired, for this.
I can already see it now: whoever was able to get this sweater before it got pulled down off fo the website, is going to resell this for $100+ on ebay.