Target representatives have apologized and vowed to remove an anti-Semitic expansion pack of the popular game Cards Against Humanity from its shelves. A customer on Twitter discovered his local store selling the CAH “Chosen People Pack” … which featured cards with inscriptions like, “Torturing Jews until they say they’re not Jews anymore,” and “The part of Anne Frank’s diary where she talks about her vagina.” The posting caused immediate backlash, Target responded with, “We are aware of this extended card pack of the game Cards Against Humanity and are in the process of removing it from our stores. We apologize for any disappointment as it is never our intention to offend our guests with the products we carry.”
Cards Against Humanity is known as a game that tests social and conversational boundaries. CAH is basically schrodinger’s edgelord, testing to see what is bigoted for kicks. Of course the audience that enjoys the game sees no issue as they hold the South Park viewership mentality of “everyone is targeted so this bigotry is ok”. It is not ok, it is open hate speech toward the Jewish community. The normalization of open hatred towards a person’s differences shall not be allowed within our communities.
We also must stop referencing companies as entities that speak for themselves. Every article you will see states that Target apologized as if a giant corporation suddenly became socially aware, after allowing the Nazi esq card game to be shelved within the stores in the first place, and took direct action to stop this type of material from appearing in their stores. Their representatives, who were pressured by the people on Twitter were the reason for Target’s representatives to speak up and get attempt to remove the game. We must not forget the power of the people.