Walmart stops sale of cocaine-themed Christmas sweater
US-based giant retailer’s Canadian website ceases sales of sweater that depicts Santa Claus as cocaine addict
Walmart’s Canadian website has discontinued the sale of a sweater that depicted Christmas figure Santa Claus as a cocaine addict.
Walmart’s announcement on Monday came after the “LET IT SNOW” sweater for men’s that shows Santa Claus with three lines and a heap of cocaine in front of him drew criticism from Twitter users.
The product’s description on website included controversial words like “the best snow comes straight from South America.”
In a statement to NBC News, a Walmart spokesperson said the sweaters sold by a third party vendor “do not represent Walmart Canada’s values and have no place on our website.”
“We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused,” it added.
The sweater is currently sold through numerous other sellers on the Internet.