Walmart Pulls Cocaine-Themed Third-Party Holiday Sweaters From Its Canadian Site

Adults-only holiday attire featured Santa with lines of cocaine, among other images

an ugly christmas sweater featuring santa sitting down to do three lines of cocaine
The sweater is listed as discontinued on the Fun Wear website, and is no longer featured on Walmart's site. Sources: Getty Images, fun.com

UPDATE: On Tuesday, Colombia’s national agency of legal defense threatened to sue Walmart over the sweaters, saying that the product description linking Colombia with cocaine was offensive and damaging. Colombian officials told the daily newspaper El Tiempo that they were preparing documents requesting reparations for the damage done before the sweaters were removed from the site. If Walmart does not agree to its terms, the officials plan to file a lawsuit.

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