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Target Under Fire For Its 'OCD' Christmas Sweater

11/12/2015 11:43 EST | Updated 11/13/2015 11:59 EST

Ugly Christmas sweaters may be a big trend for the holidays, but Target's version is ugly for all the wrong reasons.

The retailer is currently under fire for selling an "OCD Christmas" sweater, which reads "Obsessive Christmas Disorder" on the front, as customers say it is insensitive to those who suffer from the mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder.

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People took to Twitter to express their outrage over the red and green sweater, blasting Target for mocking the illness, all while making a profit.




Despite the backlash, Target will not be taking the offensive sweater off of store shelves.

"We never want to disappoint our guests and we apologize for any discomfort. We currently do not have plans to remove this sweater," said a spokesperson.

Between this and the Starbucks Christmas cups controversy, it looks like the holidays are off to a rocky start.

So what do you think? Is this sweater offensive? Or are people being too sensitive? Sound off in the comments below.

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