“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 part of the description of an “ugly” Christmas sweater (made by FUN Wear) that was for sale on Walmart’s Canadian website – one that depicted a slightly deranged-looking Santa sitting in front of a coffee table upon which were arranged three neat little white lines of “snow,” to his apparent delight.
Yeah. Santa is really excited about getting to do some lines of good Columbian “snow.”
Some people were understandably outraged by the depiction, given (I assume) that Santa is supposed to be a wholesome character beloved by children everywhere.
Others, though, saw the intended fun in it (and would like to get their hands on one, if you know where and how).
FUN Wear sells other similar sweaters for all of your ugly sweater party needs, like Santa touching an elf and Santa roasting a snowman’s chestnuts over an open fire.
Walmart pulled the sweaters from their website with this 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 offence this may have caused.”
tl;dr: Not everyone thinks Santa delighting in illegal drugs is funny, so maybe sell those things on Etsy, instead.