Last week, a Vancouver Island newspaper came under fire after it published an advertisement for ‘pictures with Satan.’
Featured in the Comox Valley Record, the typo generated international attention. Seth Meyers featured the ad on his show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he explained how a “newspaper in Canada ran a Christmas ad this week and misspelled Santa’s name as Satan.”
The funnyman quipped, “'Weird. The same thing happened to me at Starbucks,' said Kellyanne Conway.”
The New York Post even weighed in on the error, calling it “the typo from hell.”
While the Comox Valley Record owned up to its oversight, numerous people commented that the parade should feature a ‘satan.’
Those hoping to see another man in red were not disappointed.
In a Facebook album entitled, “When Satan came to town for the parade,” Michelle Hamilton featured a litany of photos of a local man dressed up as a festive Satan. Seen with his tongue out in the majority of the images, the man dons a pointed red hat with horns and a crimson suit under a white fur coat. He also has furry gloves with claws on his fingertips, and his skin is painted blood red; his eyes have large black circles painted around them.
The ‘Satan’ man is seen in a number of photos holding a sign that reads, “Hell froze over so I moved to the Comox Valley!”
A couple of other Satanic-inspired costumes were seen at the parade, and numerous people took the opportunity to snap selfies with the ‘other’ men in red.