Target faces controversy for selling Christmas sweaters with OCD pun
It's not necessarily the most wonderful time of the year, according to some Target shoppers. They have taken to social media to express their disappointment in the retail giant's decision to sell Christmas sweaters embellished with the phrase, "OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder."
Consumers are publicly criticizing Target, calling it an exploitative holiday message that they feel makes light of their mental illness.
Twitter user Allison Raskin summed up the anger with her tweet, "Can't wait for the rest of @Target disease themed fashion line. Next up: PTSD (People That Shop Disorder)."
Other Twitter users echoed the sentiment, shedding light on the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder in today's population.
According to the "Today" show, Target responded with a statement to today.com, saying, "We never want to disappoint any of our guests and apologize for any discomfort. At this time, we have no plans to remove this item from our assortment."
"Today" also reports that Target doesn't seem to have invented the slogan, as it appears on Urban Dictionary and on other holiday-themed apparel sold online.