- Cards Against Humanity has released a ‘Chosen People’ expansion pack
- Retail giant Target received complaints about selling the deck
- It contains jokes about Anne Frank’s genitals and the Holocaust
- Target has now promised to remove the expansion pack from shops
Retail giant Target has been forced to apologise for carrying a Jewish-themed expansion pack to the popular party game Cards Against Humanity.
The deck contains cards with sentences about the Holocaust, Anne Frank’s genitals and the Jewish people intended to be used in the game.
After several complaints on social media, Target has now promised to remove the ‘Chosen People’ deck of cards from its shops and online store.
Offending: A ‘Chosen People’ Cards Against Humanity expansion pack on sale in a Target store
The deck of cards is an expansion pack to the original card game, which describes itself as ‘a party game for horrible people’.
The point of the game is to choose an answer to a ‘fill-in-the-blank’ card – the winner of each round is the person who has chosen the most shocking and offensive answer card.
Writer Mike Lieber posted pictures of the Chosen People expansion pack being on sale in a Target store on his Twitter.
He captioned the snaps: ‘Available at your local @Target. Despicable beyond.’
Target quickly responded to his tweet by promising to remove the offending expansion pack.
Complaint: Writer Mike Lieber tweeted images from the expansion pack and tagged Target, after which the company apologised and promised to remove the cards
‘Anti-Semitic’: The deck contains cards with sentences about the Holocaust, Anne Frank’s genitals and the Jewish people intended to be used in the game
‘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,’ a spokesperson wrote on Target’s official Twitter account.
‘We apologize for any disappointment as it is never our intention to offend our guests with the products we carry. Thank you!’
However, several twitter users questioned Target’s move as the whole point of the game is to offend and accused them of silencing free speech.
While Target has promised to remove it from its stores, the expansion pack is still available elsewhere online and on Cards Against Humanity’s own website.