Target has removed an expansion pack for a popular card game after at least one complaint about its Jewish theme.
Twitter user Mike Lieber on Thursday called the Cards Against Humanity product “despicable beyond” while addressing it beyond, prompting the company to respond.
“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,” Target’s guest account on Twitter wrote.
“We apologize for any disappointment as it is never our intention to offend our guests with the products we carry,” the tweet added. “Thank you!”
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. Thank you!— AskTarget (@AskTarget) December 28, 2017
Cards Against Humanity is an adult-themed game that debuted in 2011 and features players scoring points by giving politically incorrect answers to a dealer’s prompt cards.
The Jerusalem Post on Friday reported that Target labeled the offending expansion pack as the “Chosen People” pack.
Card’s Against Humanity’s website, however, lists the collection as the “Jewish Pack” despite it containing the same contents.
Social media users have since shared images and videos of the pack’s cards, including one that reads “torturing Jews until they say they’re not Jews anymore.”
“Can’t you see, the Jews are behind everything – the banks, the media, even ___,” another card prompts.
Additional cards contain phrases including “hiding from the Nazis,” “some kind of concentrated encampment for people” and “the blood of Christian babies.”
The Post on Friday reported that the “Chosen People” pack hit stores in 2015, adding that other Cards Against Humanity expansion packs tackle subjects like food, marijuana and science.
“Fun fact: 100% of the Cards Against Humanity writers are Jewish,” the pack’s product description on the game’s website says.
“Can you believe it?” the summary adds. “A Jewish comedy writer! Anything is possible in 2017.”
The product description additionally promises “30 cards from our big brains full of facts and sadness” in the pack.