Ugly Christmas jumpers are all the rage these days, with people champing at the bit to get their hands on the ugliest one possible but come on, a cocaine Santa Christmas jumper? Bit much.
This comes after Walmart attracted a lot of bad publicity, with their adults only “ugly sweater” range not getting the reception they were hoping for.
A number of their jumpers show all sorts of generic wrong-doing, mostly from Santa himself, but the one that was most offensive to a fair amount of people on the internet was the “let it snow” design.
As you may have already guessed, this jumper shows ol’ Father Christmas racking up some lines of white powder on the table before him and looking very excited as he brandishes a straw.
The item description – presumably written by a child who’s seen one of two episodes of Narcos – reads:
“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 really likes to take savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.
“He packs it in perfect lines of his coffee table and then takes a big whiff to smell the high quality aroma of the snow…“
There’s more, but it’s littered with mistakes and actually made me sad.
In light of the controversy, Global News reports that the retailer said, via a spokesperson, that the sweaters ‘do not represent Walmart’s values and blamed a third party seller for why they ended up online.
“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 apologise for any unintended offence this may have caused.”
Bit of a cop-out, isn’t it?
All of the models look like people who nearly got a second audition for the first Hunger Games film.
As I understand, that particular jumper was made exclusively for Walmart by the company FUN Wear, so unless someone’s already bought it an instantly wants it out of their house, I’m not sure you’ll be able to do one.
There’s plenty of alternative designs though…
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