Yep, that’s a thing…
Earlier this week, I told you the story: basically Walmart Canada was selling this sweater and another inappropriate Santa sweater (Santa’s “chestnuts” roasting over an open fire) on their website. People got mad; they pulled the sweater from the website.
While Walmart pulled the Christmas sweater depicting Santa Claus in front of what appears to be lines of drugs from their online store, then issued an apology, that doesn’t seem to be enough for Colombia.
The South American country’s government might sue the company because the third party written description of the apparel read, “Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.”
According to the Washington Post, Camilo Gómez Alzate, the director of Colombia’s National Agency for the Legal Defense of the State, called the sweater an “offense to the country, demanding, “Colombia must be respected.”
A lawsuit could be coming soon, says the report, with the agency looking to recoup monetary damages. They’re also asking Walmart to promote legal Colombian products.
Meanwhile Walmart might be trying to do its best to retain a family-friendly image, Amazon says “Hey, a sale is a sale.” The controversial “cocaine Santa” sweater pulled from Walmart’s website is now one of online giant Amazon’s bestsellers.
There’s no shame to Amazon’s game when selling the sweater showing Santa wide-eyed and in front of, what appears to be, lines of cocaine. The “Let It Snow” sweatshirt is now the no. 1 best selling novelty sweatshirt for women.
The sweater has a perfect, five star rating so far with reviewers saying that Santa finally escaped the North Pole to enjoy some “South American snow” while giving him the nickname “Santa Snooters.”