Walmart Accidentally Sells All-Nude Beefcake Calendar Online

A woman in Phoenix was shopping for travel calendars on Walmart.com when she came upon one called “All About the Boys 2010.” It wasn’t so much about travel as it was about fully nude models of a European porn company, which didn’t sit well with Wendy McNaughton.

What McNaughton should have done at that point was screencap the listing and send it directly to tips@consumerist so we could giggle over it. Instead, she called her local news station and complained about Walmart.com selling “kiddie porn.” Fortunately, the KPHO team–who note that the models are all over 18–did the right thing and showed pictures of the calendar to unsuspecting locals for their opinion, which is fun to watch.

Walmart says it was displayed “due to an error” and was never meant to be listed for sale, and that they yanked it shortly after they saw the calendar.

By the way, online competitor Amazon will gladly sell it to you if you “enjoy travel.” Note that although they blur out the explicit parts of the photos, it’s still pretty clear what you’re staring at, perv.

“Walmart Pulls Questionable Calendar” [KPHO] (Thanks to Nicole!)

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  1. Shadowfire says:

    McNaughton… *giggle*

    But seriously, why are we complaining to the media about calendars with naked men? Ugh…

    • Inglix_the_Mad says:

      Because American citizens are uptight about sex. We’d rather have our kids see 5000 people get blown to pieces than a naked body.

      • Oranges w/ Cheese says:

        I think that’s half the problem with this country. People don’t know what normal human beings are supposed to look like. Its the fucking human body – we all have one, get over it. Its beautiful when you don’t scandalize it or show all the naughty bits.

  2. gamehendge2000 says:

    European sausage factory

  3. Cant_stop_the_rock says:

    If Wendy McNaughton isn’t interested in a calendar with pictures of nude males, Wendy McNaughton shouldn’t buy the calendar. Wendy McNaughton shouldn’t care what other people buy.

    Thumbs up to Amazon for not caring about offending people like Wendy McNaughton, and thumbs up to Walmart for sticking to their policy of appeasing people like Wendy McNaughton.

    • metsarethe... says:

      If she really thought it was kiddie porn the first call should have been to the police, not the media.

    • Tiaris says:

      I totally agree. My first thought was “So what? Why does she need to create such a row about something that affects her not at all?”

      I never have understood why folks have to try to prevent others from enjoying those things that they themselves don’t. This woman needs to remove head from sphincter and move along…

    • wickedpixel says:

      i see what you did there. didn’t google start indexing in real time just the other day?

  4. ConsumerWolf says:

    What a prude…

  5. RogerTheAlien says:

    So why the sexism? Where’s the All About the Girls calendar?

    Yes. Perv. *shrugs* What of it?

  6. metsarethe... says:

    ZOMG!!! LoLz!!!

    Seriously though, she thought it was kiddie porn? She comes off as a dimwit

  7. sew12 says:

    What a prude.

    That said I think the main issue with this calendar based on the Amazon photos is that the models are ugly.

    I’ll take the fire fighter calendar instead please.

    • Julia789 says:

      She is just a LITTLE uptight, huh? These calendars are usually harmless hen night gag gifts and the like. It’s obvious just by looking at the photo Consumerist posted that they aren’t “boys” but college age men. The complainer was probably just scared of seeing a penis. She may have forgotten what one looks like.

  8. tbax929 says:

    So instead of just opting not to buy something she’s not interested in, she calls her local news channel. Instead of telling her to loosen up, they make a story out of it. Are we regressing in this country? Jeez.

    • sew12 says:

      Regressing? This seems par for the course. Certain people and groups with special interests don’t agree with something and instead of ignoring it since it doesn’t affect them they make a big deal out of the issue and lobby to have it banned. Gay marriage anyone?

      • mianne prays her parents outlive the TSA says:

        I’ll see your gay marriage and raise you an abortion, legalized marijuana, and a physician-assisted suicide!

    • RogerTheAlien says:

      Well, we can look at this two ways:

      A. Most people are mouth-breathing idiots who crave sensationalized gossip and call that “news.” So most Americans are to blame that this is even worth noting.

      or

      B. The news is greedy and all journalistic integrity has gone by the wayside in favor of feeding the mouth-breathing idiot masses what they crave. And then they call it news.

      Either way, we’re doomed.

  9. ConsumerWolf says:

    This woman is totally delusional:“Why would Walmart, a company that’s supposed to have values, be selling kiddie porn on a Web site?” she asked

    Values? Like treating your customers and your employees like garbage?

    • Laura Northrup says:

      Doesn’t matter how you treat people as long as you don’t sell pictures of naked people.

      • Oranges w/ Cheese says:

        and keep the CHRIST in christmas, apparently >_

      • lalaland13 says:

        Save money. Live better. Unless you work for us, in which case you will take this job and like it, mister. And did I hear someone mutter “union?” That’s it, I’m shutting this place down!

        Say, I wonder if this is connected somehow to the “data center” in Missouri.

  10. htowninsomniac says:

    It’s neither “kiddie” nor “porn”. Good job, Wendy.

    • Englishee Teacher says:

      umm… I believe naked men posed provocatively still counts as porn. Tame porn, but porn nonetheless.

  11. Alter_ego says:

    Thanks Wendy, now I know what to ask for for Christmas.

  12. H3ion says:

    She probably has half a dozen children but can’t figure out what’s causing it.

  13. Fred E. says:

    Yes, because this is so much more offensive than the SS tee shirts they kept selling.

  14. humphrmi says:

    Wow, what sexism. Walmart sells stuff with lots of references to scantily clad and naked women, but sell naked men and you’re a perv.

    Good thing she didn’t see the naked cat calendar.

  15. Awesome McAwesomeness says:

    This is one of the many reasons I don’t shop Walmart. If I can’t get calendars of Euorpean men dangling their hot sausages, then what do they have to offer me?

  16. nakkypoo says:

    If you watch the video Walmart’s statement goes something like “We will pull the listing from our site in the next few hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.”

    It sounds the “inconvenience” they are apologizing for is pulling the listing.

  17. Azagthoth says:

    Wendy McNaughton… isn’t that the Snapple lady?

  18. cluberti says:

    This strikes me as typical of most Americans – somehow sex and the human body is dirty and the culture here keeps up the appearance for subsequent generations. The prudishness of the average American astounds me, honestly.

    • JulesNoctambule says:

      You and I know very different ‘average Americans’, it seems; most Americans I know are very comfortable with sexuality, nudity and the like.

  19. mythago says:

    Sigh. Can we add “Europe is so cool and free and I’m so glad to [be a European/have a European girlfriend]” to the Consumerist Comments Bingo Card?

    Because, yeah, all Americans are just like this twit. You could NEVER EVER sell a nude beefcake calendar in San Francisco, say.

  20. Mozoltov, motherfucker says:

    Is she suing Walmart for finger fatigue?

  21. Mozoltov, motherfucker says:

    What a douchebag. WALART IS BE SELLIN’ KIDDIE PRON! Moron!

  22. Liam Kinkaid says:

    “Note that although they blur out the explicit parts of the photos, it’s still pretty clear what you’re staring at, perv.”

    Yes, because anyone that enjoys looking at naked adults is a perv. Anyone that has sex with the lights on is going to burn in hell, too.

  23. james says:

    Poor Wendy. She actually thinks that her uptight view of what is acceptable is so important that any violations of her personal standards are ‘news’. Like so many who were granted access to the internet back in 1995, in a move now generally regarded as the worst idea since teaching the unwashed peasant masses to read, she thinks that it is her right and duty to impose her twisted morality on everyone else.

    I wonder what she would do if she realized that even the taxpayer-funded postal service delivers far more explicit pictures, some of them on video, some of them in magazines to households in her neighborhood. And I don’t know what would happen if she took a tour of the Phoenix Art Museum – likely she’d demand that the place be burned down, just to be sure.

  24. Benny Gesserit says:

    She’s likely the first people to call other countries “Nanny States” yet one rather impressive “german sausage” and she’s running to the cops yelling “protect me! protect me!”

    Her discomfort around male genitalia amuses me – I am to laugh. Makes me wonder how she got her own children in the first place. QVC or Costco, methinks.

  25. bigd738778 says:

    I really wish I didn’t click on the Amazon link of the pictures. I would have used a dark color for the “cover up” instead of see through.

  26. Verucalise (Est.February2008) says:

    oohhh Sexy Men! Where have you been all my life…. Whats that? Walmart?

    Huh. I must be under the wrong impression of what they sell… and this entire time, I’ve been frequenting my local sex toy store for men such as yourself.

    …. BRB, off to Walmart to get my own smiley face at affordable prices!

  27. dwohio says:

    Sad thing is, dolts like her who scream and holler about things which offend their overly sensitive sensibilites are the same fools who bring us things like prohibition and legislating morality.

    If she doesn’t like looking at it, she should STFU and move on.

  28. TCinIowa says:

    In other news, local busybody Wendy McNaughton went on to report she believes her neighbor, Samantha Stevens, to be a witch. When a KPHO reporter went to the address to inquire, the report was strongly denied by Benjamin Franklin.

  29. winstonthorne says:

    I’m glad they got a chance to yank it shortly after they saw the calendar. Wal-Mart employees are people too, and need a little yank now and then.

  30. allstarecho says:

    I bet that would have been fun if she’d chose the free “site to store” pick up option! lmao

  31. Bix says:

    Here’s what I don’t get:

    This doesn’t seem like something Wal-Mart or one of their sister stores would be selling, so how did it end up in their system and on their website?

  32. savdavid says:

    Poor lady. She is scared of nudity. She buys a “travel” calender entitled “All About the Boys 2010″ and has no idea what it is about, looks at no pictures of it nor reads any description of it. Yeah, right. I always buy stuff online without looking at a picture of the product or reading what is is. Sounds like a campaign by someone who saw the calender and knew exactly what it was and bought it and then complained to Wal-Mart so she could do her thing for God and country and save us all from naked people.

  33. seegull says:

    Hmm.. This ensures my Amazon suggestions will be interesting from now on.

  34. echovictorecho says:

    Ha! Item is currently out of stock on Amazon. I’m sure it never would have moved that fast if this silly woman hadn’t freaked out.

    The dudes on the calendar are kind of butterfaces. Butthisfaces? Whatever. Definitely not “kids,” though.

    Oh, and it’s distributed by Eurocreme.