Target criticized for 'OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder' sweater

A Christmas sweater bearing the words ''OCD Obsessive Christmas Disorder'' is being sold in Target stores and on the company website. (Target.com)

In the latest holiday controversy for a business, Target is under fire for selling a sweater that likens an extreme love of Christmas with a mental disorder.



The red knitted sweater that reads "OCD Obsessive Christmas Disorder" was met with criticism on social media from users who say the sweater makes light of obsessive compulsive disorder, which affects more than 2 million Americans.


Not everyone with the disorder was offended, though. Some even said the sweater made them laugh.



Though Target's version is the one under fire, variations of the sweater can be found from other retailers such as Amazon, Zazzle and Redbubble.

Target has responded on Twitter, writing that the company "never intend to offend our guests with the items we sell." As of Wednesday morning, the sweater was still available for sale on Target's website.


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