People Say Target Is Making Fun Of Mental Illness With One Of Its Holiday Sweaters
The retailer says it has no plans to pull the sweater from its shelves.
Target is being accused online of being insensitive toward those with mental illness because it is selling a sweatshirt bearing the phrase "Obsessive Christmas Disorder."
People on social media began to notice the sweater, which is a play on Obsessive Complusive Disorder or OCD, this week after Target released its holiday sweater collection in store and online.
The phrase "Obsessive Christmas Disorder" wasn't invented by Target, and has been around for a while. A Google search for the phrase turns up tons of clothing items from many different retailers.
Shoppers can also buy countless home goods with the phrase on websites such as Etsy.
In response to the backlash, a Target spokesman told BuzzFeed News the chain has no plan to remove the sweater from its shelves.