It looks like I’ll have to go to CVS to get my Obama Chia Pet – Walgreens is pulling the Chia Obama head from its Tampa, Fla.-area stores.
While no official reason is given beyond the product being incompatible with Walgreens’ “corporate image” in local coverage, the Boston Fox affiliate points out that discussions around the product on Amazon and blogs have accused the folks at Chia of racism.
Since that would be ridiculous, I prefer to believe the problem is plagiarism. After all, Saturday Night Live explored the concept of Chia Hair nearly two decades ago. (I’d show you, but apparently Lorne Michaels doesn’t want people illustrating points with SNL sketches.)