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.
Let it Snow! Walmart has banned this sweater pic.twitter.com/s3QMifE0PC— Hammer and Nigel (@hammerandnigel) December 9, 2019
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.