Target recalls Jewish-themed ‘Cards Against Humanity’ game over offensive content


(JTA) — Target said it is recalling a Jewish-themed version of a card game that features offensive content.

The popular and intentionally offensive game, Cards Against Humanity, asks players to compete for the funniest or least appropriate answer to a fill-in-the-blank question.

Cards in the “Chosen People Pack” version were flagged on social media in recent days for prompts like “Can’t you see, the Jews are behind everything — the banks, the media, even _____!” and an answer reading “Torturing Jews until they say they aren’t Jews anymore.”

Target is “aware of this extended card pack of the game Cards Against Humanity,” a spokesperson wrote on Twitter Thursday evening, “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.”

Target is the second-largest discount store retailer in the United States.

A “Jew Pack” set of cards is still available on the game maker’s web site. The game was developed by eight Chicago-area high school friends: Max Temkin, Josh Dillon, Daniel Dranove, Eli Halpern, Ben Hantoot, David Munk, David Pinsof and Eliot Weinstein.

“Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people,” reads the description of the game on its website. “Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.”

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