Family’s ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Christmas Card Stirs Up Controversy: See the Pics!

The Yoshida Family's Christmas Card
The Yoshida Family's Christmas Card Courtesy Natalie Yoshida/Instagram

More like Ho-liday card! One Florida family is under fire after their unusual, risqué Christmas card was posted on Imgur and Reddit. In the photo, Rachel and Natalie Yoshida and their mom all wore T-shirts with the word “Ho” written on the front.

The trio of “Ho’s” all stood around the patriarch of the family, who wore a shirt that read, “Chillin’ With My Ho’s.”

The back of the shirts read “Merry Christmas Bitches.”

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After Rachel, 19, posted the card, the image immediately went viral, getting thousands of comments and millions of views. Some people found the photo funny, while others took offense.

“You dont survive in a house as the only male with three women by not having a sense of humor,” one person wrote, while another commenter shot back, “My dad and I have a sense of humor. However, if he specifically called me his ho, I would be creeped out.”

Her sister, Natalie, 21, posted more photos from the holiday shoot on her Instagram account, and spoke to Us Weekly about her quirky family.

“I randomly came up with the idea for our Christmas card photo over dinner a few months ago,” Natalie tells Us. “My family laughed at it, but I didn't expect them to actually be down once Christmastime came around.”

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She understands why some would take offense to the shirts, but insists they are meant only to be a lighthearted joke.

“We all have a great, albeit sometimes inappropriate, sense of humor,” Natalie admits to Us. “We're really close. Obviously, my dad wasn't calling us hoes. Actually, my dad didn't even know what was on the shirts. He just put the shirt on and sat in front of the camera because we said so! Not one of our friends has been offended by the photo. Only people who don't know us have shown offense. And no offense was intended!”

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