(JTA) — “Deck the halls with matzo balls”? Hanukkah menorahs with 12 candles?
Merchandise with misfired Hanukkah messages have been drawn gripes for years, however this yr main retailers are responding shortly to buyer complaints about Hanukkah merchandise they are saying are culturally inappropriate or misinformed.
It took simply someday from when the Instagram account Hanukkah Fails posted about Goal’s Hanukkah “Countdown Calendar” earlier than the foremost retailer modified the product description to “Pleased Hanukkah Wall Hanging Menorah.”
The Instagram account, which is devoted to declaring culturally inappropriate Hanukkah-related merchandise or product descriptions, posted concerning the product Sunday. The unique product description — which urged a connection between Hanukkah and Introduction calendars that depend down the times till Christmas — was altered by Monday to take away any reference to counting down.
Mattress Tub and Past eliminated a Hanukkah product altogether after clients identified that its message blended up two completely different Jewish holidays. The product, a pillow printed with the phrases “Why is that this night time completely different from all different nights? Pleased Hanukkah,” used maybe probably the most iconic phrase from the Passover seder.
After photographs of the pillow went viral — and after Alma, JTA’s sister web site, wrote concerning the “worst Hanukkah pillow of all time” — Mattress Tub and Past eliminated the product from its web site.