It’s the Christmas sweater made “ugly” now by harsh criticism.
Target is facing backlash for selling ‘OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ holiday sweaters. Some customers say the theme makes fun of those who suffer from mental illnesses.
The red, white and green sweater is on sale for $22.40. It was originally $27.99.
Many mental health advocates said sales of the sweater make light of people who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. They said it is a serious mental disorder and should not be mocked.
Others felt like the joke was simply that, and a play on acronyms wasn’t intended to be offensive.
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— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) November 11, 2015
OMG people -LIGHTEN UP- no one’s capping on people with OCD
Target’s ‘OCD’ Xmas Sweater Spurs Social Media Backlash https://t.co/hHJ8ouYmDC
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