Walmart apologizes for Christmas jumper showing Santa doing cocaine

Walmart apologizes for Christmas jumper showing Santa doing cocaine

Christmas jumpers are a fun staple of the holiday for many people, and every year countless shoppers go out a buy festive knitwear for their friends and family. But some jumpers are more appropriate than others, and big brands have to be careful when it comes to what they sell.

This week Walmart has been forced to apologize to their customers after the supermarket chain attempted to sell a Christmas jumper depicting Santa doing cocaine.

The sweater in question was made by the clothing company FUN Wear, which has already created a number of other knitted Christmas clothes for adults. It shows a cartoon Father Christmas holding a straw, with three lines of the drug in front of him, captioned: ":et it snow."

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The product's official description states: "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 savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow."

After images of the inappropriate sweater hit social media, a Walmart spokesperson told Global News Canada that: "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."

Other sweaters sold by FUN Wear include one showing Santa heating his genitals over a fireplace, while another sees an upside-down snowman wearing a top hat, with a pair of baubles hanging down over the wearer's crotch to look like a pair of comically-large testicles.