Christmas carol de gayed on “Fun” sweater1st November 2013
One of the largest greeting card companies in the world, Hallmark, has landed itself in some mess after a photo of a Christmas jumper, with edited lyrics was discovered.
Public outcry has ensued after people took to their Twitters and Facebooks to declare war on the company after it changed the lyrics of ‘Deck The Halls’ on a miniature jumper it plans to sell.
Where the lyrics should have read ‘Don we now our gay apparel’ the red, yellow, green and blue sweater read, ‘Don we now our fun apparel’.
Yahoo News reports that a statement released by the company said:
‘We’ve been surprised at the wide range of reactions expressed about the change of lyrics on this ornament, and we’re sorry to have caused so much concern,
‘We never intend to offend or make political statements with our products and in hindsight, we realize we shouldn’t have changed the lyrics on the ornament.’
Our issue isn’t so much the lyric change, but that it looks to be made of polyester. Shudder.