Walmart: Thumbs up to talking Jesus action figure, but thumbs down to Santa sugar-daddy panties
Posted On December 12, 2007
Thanks to HuffPo for both of these tidbits. Walmart has pulled the Santa sugar-daddy panties from their racks after protests, but Walmart shoppers evidently wholeheartedly approved of the talking Jesus action figure.
Suggestive pink Santa panties targeting young girls are being removed from Wal-Mart stores after parents objected to the offensive undergarments.
The panties, which were sold in the juniors department, seemed to suggest that girls don’t need money, they just need a sugar daddy — in this case Santa Claus.
The hipster briefs — carrying the slogan “Who needs credit cards …” on the front and “When you have Santa” on the derriere — caused an uproar among parents, who called for the $2.96 drawers to be pulled off the racks.
Wal-Mart has sold out of its Talking Jesus Messenger of Faith doll, a spiritual action hero that spouts classic Jesus-isms like, “Love others as much as you love yourself,” and “I am Jesus. I am the son of God.” Says a spokesman for the manufacturer, “We feel blessed that the toys are now in the hands of thousands of children, teaching them the word of God.”