Walmart pulls ‘Let it snow’ cocaine sweater, ruining Christmas

Don't worry, you can still buy them elsewhere.

Feb 28, 2020, 3:05 pm*

Internet Culture

Brenden Gallagher 

Brenden Gallagher

Santa snowman doing lines of cocaine on a table with "Let It Snow" underneath

Walmart.ca

We’re sorry to report that you can no longer purchase a Christmas sweater featuring Santa Claus snorting rails of cocaine from Walmart Canada’s website. We hope we haven’t ruined Christmas.

 

On Monday, Global News Canada broke the sad news that the sweater which featured St. Nick (really kind of a snowman/skull/Santa hybrid) seated behind a table in front of three white lines of Bolivian Marching Powder and the phrase “Let It Snow” would no longer be available to consumers.

 

The sweater was first discovered on social media last weekend and quickly went viral before the company removed the sweater. The product link now redirects to Walmart Canada’s cocaine-free home page.

“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca (our website in Canada), do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” Walmart said in a statement Monday. “We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused. These sweaters were not offered on Walmart.com in the U.S.”

The product description clearly demonstrates that while Walmart was not in on the joke, the third-party seller certainly was. “We all know how snow works.” the now-deleted description read. “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.”

As the world of e-commerce expands to gigantic proportions, it becomes more and more difficult for retail behemoths like Amazon and Walmart to monitor everything that makes its way onto their sites. Earlier this month, Amazon pulled Christmas ornaments depicting the Auschwitz concentration camp from its website.

Amazon is willing to tell sell these sweaters, however. If your holiday simply won’t be complete without a sweater featuring St. Nick doing a bump, Jeff Bezos will sell you one.

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*First Published: Dec 10, 2019, 11:30 am