​Anti-Semitic Cards Of Humanity Expansion Pack Removed From Target Stores

Just when you thought Cards of Humanity couldn't get anymore controversial, American shop Target has had to apologise after complaints surfaced about a particularly indelicate expansion pack - an anti-semitic one. It has also vowed to remove the pack from its stores.

A horrified customer took to Twitter to share what he'd found, complete with photos of cards that read phrases 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'. He described the 'Chosen People Pack' as 'despicable beyond'.

Yeah, you can kind of see why people might find it offensive, making light of one of histories biggest atrocities, and the long oppression of Jewish people. it's actually pretty surprising that it was even allowed to be made in the first place. It's also no wonder that the cards were reduced to $2.50 - no doubt many customers had simply chosen to avoid them, given that they include jokes that reference the Holocaust.

Target responded, saying: "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."

Credit: Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity - which requires players to match nouns and phrases to prompts - is, of course, known for being bad taste. That's its unique selling point. On the game's website, a description bills it as 'a party game for horrible people'.

And it's because of this that some people don't actually agree with Mike Lieber, the guy who posted the photos, with many saying that you can't get offended by the controversial expansion pack because the very nature of the game is to offend.

Some are also pointing out that the games' creators are actually Jewish themselves.

Lieber replied back, saying: "To those saying 'but that's the point of the game', 2 things, 1. I don't find anti-Semitic jokes humorous 2. for some reason, this is their only set targeting a religion/ethical group."

Earlier this year the game hit headlines for its holiday promotion, entitled Cards Against Humanity Saves America, which aimed to put a spanner in the works for Donald's Trump's promise of a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. In order to do this, the company has purchased a plot of land on the border, making it very tricky for Trump to honour his pledge.

Featured Image Credit: Cards Against Humanity

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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