Just in time for the Pipe Masters!
We all know what the surfer’s drug of choice is. The one that most mirrors her wayward heart. The one that replicates his insatiable appetite in the water on land. It’s a love story (buy here) and in an apparent attempt to corner the elusive Christmas surf market retail giant Walmart offered a “surf-like” Santa Claus preparing a tableful of cocaine over the words “Let it snow.”
The sweater has, unfortunately, been removed from Walmart’s offerings and let us turn to People magazine for more.
The sweater’s description on the website read, “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.”
After the sweater was mocked and criticized on social media, Walmart issued an apology to Canadian news organization The Global News.
“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” the statement said. “We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offence this may have caused.”
The sweater, which was made by clothing company FUN Wear, is no longer available on Walmart’s website.
My question is, how will Walmart now corner the elusive Christmas surf market?
How will the executives hope to outfox gift idea geniuses at The Inertia?
More as the story develops.