“But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.” – 1 Corinthians 13:11
It’s true. Walmart really is selling a coloring book entitled “Hot Cup of Joe” with the subtitle “A Piping Hot Coloring Book with America’s Sexiest Moderate, Joe Biden“.
Following logic and common sense, mostly conservatives objected to the rather lewd images found within the covers.
Of course, conservatives objected due to this particular product being aimed at children. After all… it’s a coloring book.
As USA Today allegedly “fact checked”;
The claim: An erotic coloring book depicting former Vice President Joe Biden is marketed to children and sold at Walmart
A viral Facebook post says an adult coloring book, “Hot Cup of Joe: A Piping Hot Coloring Book with America’s Sexiest Moderate, Joe Biden,” featuring erotic depictions of former Vice President Joe Biden is marketed to children and sold by Walmart.
The post featured pictures from the book showing a strapping Biden leaving the shower and laying by a fire.
One Facebook user, Lorna Ring, noted in a caption that she was able to find the book on Walmart’s website. She posted what looked like a screenshot with a caption that stated the book was seen for sale at Walmart, “next to the homeschooling books and other children’s coloring books.”
That same screenshot has been widely shared across social media.
Then USA Today may have inadvertently made it clear that the infantilization of America’s youth is a lot worse than expected.
Keep in mind, this is a coloring book we’re talking about;
Walmart says the book is an adult item. On its website, it is listed in the section books/ funny books/ politics.
“For fact checking purposes, we do sell this item on our website and it is not marketed to children,” said Tara House, Walmart senior director of corporate communications.
The publishing company, St. Martin’s Publishing Group, also responded that the book is intended for adult amusement.
“‘Hot Cup of Joe: A Piping Hot Coloring Book with America’s Sexiest Moderate, Joe Biden’ is a satirical coloring book for adults,” said Kelly Moran, St. Martin’s Publishing publicity assistant.