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Target under fire for 'OCD' Christmas sweater

Posted at 3:41 PM, Nov 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-11 21:04:47-05

Retail giant Target is getting quite a bit of flak for selling a Christmas sweater that some say trivializes mental illness. 

At a price of $22.40, the red women’s sweater with white and green font reads, “OCD Obsessive Christmas Disorder.” A string of customers took to social media, accusing Target of making light of the mental illness OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
 
One Twitter user, Kate Gannon, wrote “OCD is a serious mental illness that shouldn't be mocked."
 
Others, however – even some who claimed to have OCD themselves – don’t see the big deal. 
Target acknowledges and apologizes for the fact that some customers are offended by the sweater, but Target spokesman Josh Thomas says there are no plans to remove the item.
 
"We never want to disappoint any of our guests and apologize for any discomfort," he said in a statement.
 
If it’s any consolation, at least the sweater is even, one cheeky Twitter user points out. 
 
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