CHICAGO
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Chia Pets Quickly Dropped By CVS

Less than three weeks after CVS stores started selling the controversial Obama chia pets, the pharmacy chain is pulling them from its shelves.

In April, rival chain Walgreens stopped selling the Obama chias after complaints that the plants, which sprout a green chia afro as the President's hair, were racist.

A CVS spokesman wouldn't give a reason for the store's decision to the Chicago Tribune.