by Sierra Marlee | July 29, 2017 1:26 am
In today’s world, everyone can get offended about everything and we’re expected to listen and feel outraged with them even if it’s over something as stupidly benign as a sweater.
No seriously, if you get upset over a sweater, you’re part of the luckiest group of people on the planet. You’re not starving, you’re not being sold into sex slavery, you’re not walking several miles a day to get to a source of water that may or may not contain malaria, you’re complaining about a shirt.
Congratulations and, as you say, check your privilege.
The offending shirt in question was sold at Target and said “OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder.” Twitter user “@ReignMurphy” took exception to the shirt and Tweeted a picture of her posing next to it.
“@Target as someone with OCD I’d really appreciate it if you didn’t sell my illness as a fashion statement,” the message read.
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Other tweeters agreed with her statement.
“Today at Target I saw a sweater that said ‘OCD Obsessive Christmas Disorder’…why is trivializing a mental disorder so widely accepted?”
Target spokesman Josh Thomas issued an epic “apology” regarding the article of clothing.
“We never want to disappoint our guests and we apologize for any discomfort. We currently do not have plans to remove this sweater.”
This is a world in which one or two people can be offended by something stupid and force the company to apologize for something that 99.999% of the population wouldn’t even look twice at. Let’s stop giving stupid people a platform to express their desperate ignorance, please. And we need to stop expecting people to apologize just because someone put out a Tweet. You don’t have the right to not be offended and we can’t cater to people who have that mindset. You can’t baby people and expect them to be well-adjusted members of society.
H/T: America Now
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