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Target under fire over ‘OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ holiday sweaters

It’s the Christmas sweater made “ugly” now by harsh criticism.

Target is facing backlash for selling ‘OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ holiday sweaters. Some customers say the theme makes fun of those who suffer from mental illnesses.

The red, white and green sweater is on sale for $22.40. It was originally $27.99.

Many mental health advocates said sales of the sweater make light of people who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. They said it is a serious mental disorder and should not be mocked.

Others felt like the joke was simply that, and a play on acronyms wasn’t intended to be offensive.

.@Target is sticking by their “ugly” Christmas OCD sweater: https://t.co/X1iZKgYLq4 (Screen shot) pic.twitter.com/PwnEgk40NG

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 11, 2015

Target’s ‘Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ sweater upsets #OCD sufferers https://t.co/e4G5Nvw2gW pic.twitter.com/b8c5XkHpiG

— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) November 11, 2015

OMG people -LIGHTEN UP- no one’s capping on people with OCD
Target’s ‘OCD’ Xmas Sweater Spurs Social Media Backlash https://t.co/hHJ8ouYmDC

— queertardo (@queertardo) November 11, 2015

.@Target facing criticism over ‘OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ sweatshirt – https://t.co/XudYkCoiIv pic.twitter.com/m593TJHwUa

— News4JAX (@wjxt4) November 11, 2015

As someone who has OCD I don’t see any reason to be angry about @Target‘s “offensive” sweater – it’s perfectly even! pic.twitter.com/wzUQ3WTGA8

— Weston David Pagano (@wpazzurri) November 11, 2015

I’m calling on @Target to remove the #OCD sweater! Please RT if you stand for #mentalhealth @IOCDF pic.twitter.com/w9bqqsWtSC

— Kaila Sekula (@coca_kaila) November 11, 2015