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Anyone else find this pretty ignorant and offensive

(323 Posts)
Herdingcows Sun 19-Feb-17 09:22:42

Advert for a local company popped up on my fb, what were they thinking!

DrivingMeBonkers Sun 19-Feb-17 09:27:15


haveacupoftea Sun 19-Feb-17 09:28:16

Not really but then I haven't got OCD.

GoldenWondering Sun 19-Feb-17 09:28:27


GoldenWondering Sun 19-Feb-17 09:29:01

I haven't got OCD, but I still think it is a twattish thing to do.

christinarossetti Sun 19-Feb-17 09:29:48

It's not funny and it's in bad taste.


Waitingforgodot Sun 19-Feb-17 09:30:01

Oh lord. That's bad

PetalMettle Sun 19-Feb-17 09:31:07

Yes I do. It's a mental illness.

beebeecee Sun 19-Feb-17 09:32:52

Insensitive at best

zippey Sun 19-Feb-17 09:33:05

I don't have ocd but think this is ok, even a bit funny. The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder condition doesn't have the rights to the OCD acronym. And the cake maker isn't making fun of the disorder.

So it's time to use your common sense and stop being offended.

SuperBeagle Sun 19-Feb-17 09:33:31

I have OCD and it doesn't offend or bother me at all.

ClemDanfango Sun 19-Feb-17 09:34:12

My OCD is under control now but I do consider myself a sufferer still.
I'm not bothered by this but I understand lots of people will be.

Katy07 Sun 19-Feb-17 09:34:15

I have OCD and I don't find it remotely offensive. I'm pretty sure that there are plenty of combinations of initials with different meanings - like CIS, to me that's Construction Industry Scheme. Why can't it be used in a joking way to represent something else? (But then I don't feel the need to take offence at everything on principle)

Herdingcows Sun 19-Feb-17 09:34:54

Funny how OCD seems to be the only mental illness people think it's OK to make fun of and minimise.
Why is that?

Anon2017 Sun 19-Feb-17 09:34:56

No, it's an acronym.

Bluntness100 Sun 19-Feb-17 09:34:59

No, doesn't bother me, in fact I thought it was a little funny, they aren't taking the piss out of OCD sufferers.

Do you get easily offended?

mowglik Sun 19-Feb-17 09:36:43

I have mild OCD and a few members of my family have it - I don't find it offensive at all, it's quite funny actually

OurBlanche Sun 19-Feb-17 09:38:13

Herding are you being offended on behalf of people with OCD?

Cos that is equally offensive... should you wish to find ways to be offended!

The thing about offence is it is not illegal, criminal or even an unwanted act. It is simply one person thinking or saying something that another person dislikes. Imagine a whole inoffensive world... no really, think it through!

And then make sure you do at least one offensive thing a day. It will be really easy of you have lots of friends who agree with your OP!

EggsEleven Sun 19-Feb-17 09:38:29

They're not taking the piss out of people with OCD so no, it doesn't bother me.

CallingGloria Sun 19-Feb-17 09:39:13

No, but you are in the right place to find plenty who will.

Katy07 Sun 19-Feb-17 09:39:20

Have they mentioned obsessively cleaning up after themselves once they've made the cakes? No. They've just used the same initials. It's cake ffs.

SuperBeagle Sun 19-Feb-17 09:40:23

OP, several of us who actually have OCD have said it's not offensive, so why are you persisting with the whole "it should be" thing? I can't be assed getting worked up about things like this.

StealthPolarBear Sun 19-Feb-17 09:40:32

" Herdingcows

Funny how OCD seems to be the only mental illness people think it's OK to make fun of and minimise.
Why is that?"
Completely agree and have no idea.
to all those saying it's just an acronym, srange how two of the words are the same and only one different. Makes me think it is intended as a pun.

Lumpylumperson Sun 19-Feb-17 09:40:56

Funny how OCD seems to be the only mental illness people think it's OK to make fun of and minimise.
Why is that?

It really isn't the only one.

2014newme Sun 19-Feb-17 09:41:37

No its fine

People enjoy being offended and indignant

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