At a certain age, you start to take pride in your Christmas jumpers.
It’s a bit tougher here in the southern hemisphere, given that it’s usually somewhere around 30 degrees this time of year, but anybody who has ever worn a quality jumper to a Christmas party appreciates the knowing nod other revellers give you.
Some are cheekier than others (that image above shows an assortment available for purchase on eBay), but whether or not you’d get the appreciative nod with the jumpers Walmart yanked from its Canadian site is up for debate, and probably depends largely on your audience.
The ‘let it snow’ jumper might be quite popular with some of the Bree Street crowd, reports the Washington Post:
The retail giant also issued an apology over a sweater offered by the third-party seller FUN Wear that featured an image of a bug-eyed Santa Claus seated in front of three white lines that appeared to be cocaine. The sweater’s tagline: “LET IT SNOW.”
That’s pretty clear-cut, and then the product description leaves little to the imagination:
“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.”
There you have it.
Walmart apologised, saying the jumpers are sold by a third-party seller, FUN Wear, rather than the retailer itself.
Not that the ‘let it snow’ was the only product it pulled:
The other items depicted the famous Christmas couple in compromising positions, according to Canada’s Global News. On one, a pants-less Santa Claus was seen “roasting his chestnuts” atop a burning fireplace.
On another, captioned “Santa has been naughty,” a lingerie-clad Mrs. Claus was depicted holding a whip and preparing to strike her husband’s bare behind.
There’s also this rather questionable effort:
If I was an alien, I would feel rather aggrieved by the fact that humans seem to believe the only thing they’re interested in is probing our anuses.
One more jumper from FUN Wear before we go:
I mean, they’re all silly, but why can’t people purchase whatever jumper they want?
Anyway, we have bigger problems to worry about, like how this country is going to keep the Christmas lights on.
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