There are the Walmart ugly sweater, and there are the bonkers Christmas sweaters that were sold online in Walmart Canada.
The company pulled out this ugly Christmas sweater as many customers pointed out something snitch about the design.
A third-party retailer sold this sweater. The nasty sweater depicts a Santa Claus with wide eyes sitting in front of a coffee table. On it was 3 lines of powdery snow. It was merely implying that Santa Claus is snorting cocaine.
The description of the product was “Men’s Let It Snow Ugly Christmas Sweater. We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery, and 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.
That’s why Santa likes to take savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, 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. It’s exactly what he needs to get inspired for Christmas Eve. This Men’s Let It Snow Ugly Christmas Sweater captures that moment when Santa is finally ready to enjoy that sweet, imported snow. It’s also warm and comfy, so you can wear it any time the snow starts blowing this holiday season! Men’s Let It Snow, Christmas, Sweater, ugly sweater, novelty, adult, ugly Christmas sweater”.
Walmart Canada quickly removed the item and apologized for the mishap on Friday. According to the company’s statement, “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.”
There were some such designs for Walmart ugly sweater, which were removed on the weekend such as drug-themed Santa designs, partially naked Santa’s, sexy images of Mrs. Claus, and the likes.
The company for these ugly sweaters, Fun Wear, also removed their products. These sweaters were ranging from $9.99 to $19.99 but currently is listed as sold out or unavailable.
The cached version of their website has a description saying, “Look, we hate to burst anyone’s bubble here, but let’s review the facts: ONE MAN, delivering ALL OF THE WORLD” S PRESENTS IN ONE NIGHT? We believe in Santa. We do. But we don’t think we need to point out the obvious, do we? OK, here it goes: there is no way this feat is possible without some… performance-enhancing… help.”
Many of the customers were offended, and there were several complaints against the sweaters.
Earlier this month, Amazon also removed offensive items from its website when they found out about the Nazi concentration camp-themed Christmas ornament. They were heavily criticized for selling such novelties. “Selling ‘Christmas ornaments’ with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz, on a bottle opener, is rather disturbing and disrespectful,” tweeted the Auschwitz Memorial.
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