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People Are Upset About Yet Another Holiday Sweater

The “Chai Maintenance” sweater.

After Target stirred up controversy with its “OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder” item last week, another holiday-sweater-related maelstrom has threatened to eclipse the season. This time, it’s a Hanukkah sweater by the label Faux Real that reads “Chai Maintenance” followed by “Hannukah J.A.P.,” referring to the abbreviation for Jewish American Princess. Needless to say, customers on Nordstrom’s Facebook page were not pleased, with one poster calling the slogan “degrading.”

Per the Chicago Tribune, the retailer has stopped selling the sweater as a result of the feedback. A spokesperson told the paper, “We made a mistake by not looking more closely at the words on the sweater before we posted it — had we done so, we wouldn’t have offered it. As soon as we heard from customers, we removed it from our site right away. We’re terribly sorry for offending people and sincerely apologize.”

Populace Upset About Yet Another Holiday Sweater