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UK card company withdraw 'council estate Santa' card after online backlash

Many people felt that the card presented an unflattering view of council tenants.

CHRISTMAS: A TIME OF goodwill to all men? Not if this particularly tasteless Christmas card is anything to go by.

UK greeting card company Clintons has withdrawn a ‘council estate Santa’ card from sale after being accused of “denigrating” tenants of social housing.

The Christmas card in question detailed ’10 reasons why Santa must live on a council estate’, some of which included:

  • “He has a serial record for breaking and entering!”
  • “He’s never actually been seen doing any work in his whole life”
  • “He drinks alcohol during working hours”
  • “He gets letters from lots of people, all demanding that he owes them things!”

The card was met with outrage on Twitter last night, with many users calling for the company to be boycotted:

The company quietly pulled the card from sale this morning, but have yet to comment on the backlash.

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