Sometimes, an ugly sweater can go a wee bit too far.
Walmart has pulled several “risque” sweaters from its shelves after fielding several complaints from guests.
The sweaters included one of Santa Claus with several lines of cocaine in front of him, reading “Let It Snow.”
EXCUSE ME HWAT, WALMART IS ADVERTISING COCAINE ON ITS CHRISTMAS SWEATERS pic.twitter.com/dDmryFoc3C— Greg (@InAGreenSuit) December 6, 2019
Yall. Look at this description for this Christmas sweater from Walmart pic.twitter.com/lBdmKQ1JoZ— Jason John (@HurrbaSousJohn) December 7, 2019
Warning: Inappropriate content— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) December 8, 2019
Walmart Canada is apologizing after several adult-themed â€œuglyâ€ Christmas sweaters were posted for sale on its website.
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And the sales of this sweater went wayyyyy up for adult style ugly Christmas sweater parties ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ https://t.co/pIqkSYeRcN— Ivy Kana, Realtor (@Ivykana) December 9, 2019
See anything wrong with this ugly Christmas sweater from WalMart.— Ken Bodnar (@ArtofWarm) December 9, 2019
If you don't, know that "snow" is slang for cocaine, and take a look at the three lines on table.#walmart #cocaine #UglyChristmasSweater pic.twitter.com/rYblTEKHG4
The description that was formerly on Walmart’s website said:
â€œWe all know how snow works. Itâ€™s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America.â€
â€œThatâ€™s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole. Thatâ€™s why Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.â€
Other risque sweaters include one where Santa appears to be being anally probed by an alien, one where he is wearing no pants in front of a fireplace with the caption “Chestnuts roasting” and one of an upside-down snow man with a 3D carrot nose in a very suggestive place.
Some people thought it was Walmart’s most hilarious product.
This is the fun side of Walmart allowing third party sales on their site ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚— Lindsay Anthony ðŸ’‹ (@lindsayeanthony) December 8, 2019
Someone recreate this and sell them ASAP— ShopDarkestHour (@ShopDarkestHour) December 9, 2019
my only regret is not buying this before it got pulled.— K Blank (@kjblank80) December 9, 2019
suddenly i'm in the Christmas spirit pic.twitter.com/1n3Bm51M0C— nijaen (@nijaenn) December 7, 2019
If this is real, someone's having way too much fun with their job ðŸ˜— Vinth Nadanasivan (@Vcrispy) December 7, 2019
But Walmart themselves were not amused with the sales of these sweaters.
A spokesperson for Walmart said:
â€œThese sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.com, do not represent Walmartâ€™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.â€
Thanks for ruining the fun. Would have liked to purchase this nice sweater.— Mister.Biscuit (@MisterBiscuit2) December 9, 2019
i've always found the whole ugly christmas sweater thing to be existentially embarrassing for us as a people but i have finally found one i think is genuinely funny, only to see it get canceled https://t.co/C5sxwxiKOK— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) December 9, 2019
I would never have thought "Oh look, cocaine" if I saw this. My brain would go straight to "Well this is an ugly sweater ". ðŸ¤·ðŸ½â€â™€ï¸ https://t.co/N6cxppGaH8— Liz Faublas (@fabuliz1) December 9, 2019
How do you think Santa stays up all night, delivering toys all around the world? Itâ€™s the cocaina https://t.co/VgITRMTpOw— Kirsten Fleming (@KirFlem) December 8, 2019
It’s the first big scandal of the holiday season and this one didn’t even feature coffee cups.