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Walmart apologizes for holiday sweater with apparent drug reference

Walmart Canada is apologizing after facing backlash for an adult holiday sweater that was called out on social media for being in poor taste.
(Photo: Walmart Canada)

TORONTO (WTHR) – Walmart Canada is apologizing after facing backlash for an adult holiday sweater that was called out on social media for being in poor taste.

The sweater that was listed on Walmart Canada's website showed a picture of the sweater with a bug-eyed Santa behind a table with three white lines that look similar to cocaine lines. Below the image is the phrase “Let it snow.”


Walmart Canada shared this statement with The Global News, a Canadian news organization:

"These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website. We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused."

Third-party sellers are able to make products available on Walmart Marketplace, where Walmart can approve sellers to use its website.

As of Sunday night, the sweater did not appear to be available online.