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