Hudson’s Bay Removes ‘Make Canada Great Again’ Hat From Website Amid Backlash

Hudson’s Bay Company is no longer selling a baseball cap featuring the phrase “Make Canada Great Again” following online backlash.

The retailer wouldn’t comment on their rationale for selling the hat, which featured a Canadian version of U.S. President Donald Trump’s politcally loaded “Make America Great Again” slogan, but a company representative confirmed to HuffPost Canada that they are no longer selling it.

“It was never our intention to offend and we have removed this product from our assortment,” the company said in an emailed statement.

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A woman holds a Hudson’s Bay shopping bag in front of the Hudson’s Bay Company flagship department store in Toronto.

 

Twitter users noticed the hat, made by Los Angeles Trading Company, for sale on Tuesday, and many contacted the company to express disapproval.

Maureen Mueller@MaureenRN22

I’m appalled @hudsonsbay Stop selling these asap! You will see Canadians boycott your company in massive numbers because of this.

Zoe Moon🇨🇦@sailorgirl2017

I’m PISSED OFF! Fascism is trying to rear its ugly head in Canada and I’m not going to stand for it! @hudsonsbay is offering MCGA hats, FFS! This is a dog-whistle to every fascist in our country. It’s time to stand up and boycott them AGAIN. Flood their lines, email, fb & twitter

 

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