Retailer removes ‘Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ PJs because people with OCD are offended

Thanks to obsessive-compulsive social justice warriors, a humorous Christmas pajama set that pokes fun at people who love Christmas has been scrapped by one U.K.-based retailer.

The online fashion retailer Boohoo.com’s since-discontinued pajama set contains both a pair of pants and a funny t-shirt that reads, “Obsessive Christmas Disorder.”

The question remains: Who did this t-shirt offend? Was it Christmas fans frustrated by the never-ending war on Christmas? Nope. Christmas fans actually liked the shirt.

The ones offended by it were those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a mental condition wherein a person reportedly gets trapped in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions.

Look at some of the backlash below:

Even an actual mental health advocacy group commented on this otherwise harmless pajama set.

“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,” Olivia Bamber of OCD Actions aid to The Sun.

Thanks to these exasperated social justice warriors, Boohoo.com pulled the plug on the pajama set, and neither the pair of pants nor the t-shirt is available for sale anymore.

Was that the right move, though? Some argue no. In fact, they claim that bowing to the mob only exacerbates mental illness,  namely the mental illness of social justice activism.

A number of commenters have argued that the relentless mission by so-called social justice warriors to stamp out anything that offends is a telltale sign of immaturity and even mental illness.

Their contention is that the world’s a cruel place and to survive it every man and woman must learn to simply “suck it up.” Otherwise, they’re fated to spend the rest of their lives whining and crying over the silliest matters instead of actually accomplishing anything meaningful.

Thanks to the rise of this mental illness, as some have termed social justice activism, colleges as an example are now brimming with whiny, entitled brats who believe with all their hearts that they need “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” to survive.

Except there aren’t any “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” in the real world. Or at least there used to not be. Because of the importation of social justice activism into mainstream culture, these concepts can now be found everywhere, including even in the retail space.

But while the Twitter users seen above were no doubt pleased by BooHoo.com caving to the social justice mob, others think small capitulations like this are leading to something far more ominous.

“Democratic Socialist’s force Online retailer to remove Christmas ‘Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ pajamas following their Inability to Laugh at Non-State Approved Humor,” one Twitter user wrote, hinting at how the continued censorship and suppression of offending or just dissenting voices is similar to the totalitarianism seen in Communist countries.

See this tweet and others below:

It appears that “growing up” is exactly what the world intends to not do. Earlier this week a popular comedian lost his gig as the host of the Oscars over allegedly offensive jokes he made about a decade ago, and a school teacher lost his job for referring to a student by the student’s proper biological sex.

Given the backlash usually faced by those who dare to offend the social justice mob, Boohoo.com should consider itself lucky that it hasn’t been driven out of business … yet.

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