Hope L. Hannah Posted December 8, 2018 Share Posted December 8, 2018 A U.K.-based clothing retailer has yanked one of its pajama sets from sale after complaints of the shirt’s message containing a message that some feel to be insensitive. Boohoo.com was offering a Christmas-themed pajama set with the words “Obsessive Christmas Disorder” printed across the top, complete with the O, C and D highlighted in different lettering. PICS: WORLD'S MOST MODIFIED YOUTH HAS OVER 40 PROCEDURES TO 'STAND OUT' “As someone whose OCD ruins her f----- life on a daily basis, i can and will throw hands with anyone i see wearing an “obsessive christmas disorder” jumper,” one critic wrote on Twitter. “This actually makes me feel sick,” wrote another. Catherine Benfield@TamingOlivia Replying to @Jonny09264865 and 2 others These products: - Cause misconception - Delay diagnosis and treatment - Stop family/ friends/ support networks taking the condition seriously - lead to incorrect judgement calls by medical clinicians - make people who are tortured by the condition feel laughed at 3:52 PM - Dec 1, 2018 View image on Twitter Ellie@elliebwick Wtf is this @boohoo ??? OCD is already a widely misunderstood mental health issue and you're adding to the stigma and trivialising it by making it into a "quirky" set of christmas pyjamas??? Care to explain cos I'm really really not understanding what's funny about this 211 As noted by The Sun, mental-health advocacy group OCD Action also commented on the shop’s pajama set, saying it trivialized a serious condition. “Products which mock or trivialize OCD add to these misconceptions and can stop people who are genuinely affected by the condition seeking help, often due to a fear that they will not be taken seriously,” said the group’s youth service and communications manager, Olivia Bamber. “It’s important that we challenge these trivializing products, even though their intention is not to cause any distress or offense. OCD Action welcomes conversations with organizations and is happy to help educate them about how they can contribute positively to people’s understanding of this debilitating mental health condition.” As of Friday afternoon, the pajama set was no longer available for purchase on Boohoo.com. Other online retailers, meanwhile, continued to offer similar items, including sellers such as Walmart and Etsy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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