Hallmark remove your offensive card mocking people on a gluten free diet
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Hallmark remove your offensive card mocking people on a gluten free diet

    1. Jacqueline Fogarty
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      Jacqueline Fogarty

      United States

Hallmark please remove your offensive Shoebox greeting card mocking people who require a gluten free diet. This diet is the only medical treatment for over 3 million Americans who suffer from celiac disease, a chronic autoimmune disease. The gluten free diet is not a fad, or personal preference, but the only way to avoid developing cancer and other severe medical symptoms. Celiac disease has been defined as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and it is nothing short of unconscionable that Hallmark would exploit a serious medical condition for laughs.


As a person who has had to scrutinize every food ingredient for over fifteen years, seeing your offensive card only added to the burden of this disease. Surely Hallmark as a company does not condone bullying individuals who require medically necessary diets. It is impossible to imagine Hallmark producing a card mocking diabetes, another autoimmune disease which requires dietary modifications. Please remove this offensive card from the shelves.

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    • Eugenia Lott ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 1 month ago

      Wheat has been ruined. Many people can't tolerate it, not just celiacs.

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    • Arthur Gould MARTINEZ, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      After two endoscopy in three years to discover celiac disease, the pain of making sure I stay away from the proteins that cause gluten, your card is not cute or funny. Diabetes, cancer, Crohn's disease??? Wake-up Hallmark, there are other card makers out there

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    • Shelley Goodman SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Shame on you, Hallmark, for making fun of an illness

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    • John Hogle SANTA CLARA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Celiac is a potentially dangerous and frustrating auto-immune condition, and the absolute need to follow a gluten-free diet is limiting and often frustrating. It is no laughing matter.

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    • Caryn Gottfried MORAGA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      This card is an outrage. It is extremely offensive to those of us who are gluten intolerant, as well as those with celiac disease. All together, we number in the millions. You are alienating a very large group of people with your insensitivity. This card must be pulled.

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