Walmart Takes Down Christmas Sweater Featuring Coke-Snorting Santa, Others

09 Décembre, 2019, 19:00 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • The retailer pulled the holiday-themed sweaters Saturday after they caused a stir with social media user

The description - get ready to cringe - reads: "We all know how snow works".

Walmart issued a statement over the weekend apologizing saying the sweaters were sold by a third party seller on Walmart.ca and don't represent the companies values. "It's white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America", the sweater's description read before it was hastily withdrawn.

Jason John shared a screenshot of the description of the sweater on Twitter before the item was removed from the retailer's website.

On the one that caused offense, Santa had something in his hand, with the words "LET IT SNOW" printed underneath him on the blue knitted top.

"That's why Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow".

However, complaints were made that the lines of snow looked similar to lines of cocaine.

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The sweater does not appear to be available as of this morning on the Walmart website. "We apologise for any unintended offence this may have caused".

Third-party sellers are able to make products available on Walmart Marketplace - a portal on which Walmart can approve sellers to use its website. Walmart declined to comment further on Sunday.

Earlier this month, Amazon removed several offensive items from its website after it was found selling Nazi concentration camp-themed Christmas ornaments. "Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful", tweeted the Auschwitz Memorial.

"Selling "Christmas ornaments" with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate".

In a statement to PEOPLE, a spokesperson for Amazon confirmed the products were removed.

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