“Ugly” Christmas sweaters have become a quintessential part of celebrating the holiday as an adult, but Walmart Canada is apologizing for one sweater that many said went too far.
The blue sweater, designed by Fun Wear, features a wide-eyed Santa Claus sitting at a table and holding a straw. In front of him are three lines of a white substance, apparently cocaine. The words “let it snow” are below.
“We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America,” the sweater’s description said. “That’s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole.”
“That’s why Santa really likes to savour the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow,” it continued. “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. It’s exactly what he needs to get inspired for Christmas Eve.”
It wasn’t the only Christmas sweater on Walmart Canada’s website to grab shoppers’ attention
One of the adult “ugly” sweaters on the site showed Santa Claus, naked from the waist down, fixing a stocking in front of a fireplace alongside the words “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.”
Another sweater featured Santa Claus on his knees with his pants down while Mrs Claus stands behind him with a whip.
The “Santa Probe Ugly Sweater” showed Santa lying face-down on a table with his butt exposed. An alien stands behind him, holding a stick of some sort.
Walmart Canada apologized and pulled the sweaters from its website
“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca (our website in Canada), do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” a spokesman told Insider. “We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offence this may have caused. These sweaters were not offered on Walmart.com in the US.”
While those sweaters have been removed from Walmart Canada’s website, there were still some “adult” Christmas sweaters on it on Monday.
One $36 sweater featured Santa’s face and the words “Where my ho ho ho’s at?” while another showed Santa spanking a woman on his lap alongside the words “You’re on the naughty list.”
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