— amy / bluelightblue (@_bluelightblue_) October 26, 2015
Target customers were seeing red this week after the popular retailer started selling a holiday sweater that used the term “OCD.”
The sweater in question, which reads “OCD Obsessive Christmas Disorder,” has reportedly sparked outrage on social media, with users demanding the store stop selling the item.
Target is not the only retailer hawking products with the slogan this holiday season, AdWeek pointed out. Time magazine reported that “OCD” items have also been found at the restaurant chain Cracker Barrel.
“We never want to disappoint our guests, and we apologize for any discomfort,” a Target spokesman said in a statement to AdWeek. “We currently do not have plans to remove this sweater.”
— Dani Poole (@DPoolePR) November 8, 2015
— Tammy Daily (@MoviesNMadness) November 6, 2015
can we please have target remove this shirt? this could be really offensive to people who actually have OCD. pic.twitter.com/A1j8Q4czoG
— alli (@grandesgarden) November 10, 2015
— Laura Novick (@lauranovice) October 24, 2015
— plastic flowers (@tvlitrz) October 27, 2015
— amy / bluelightblue (@_bluelightblue_) October 28, 2015