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Petitioning Hallmark Company Hallmark Greeting Cards

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

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.

Letter to
Hallmark Company Hallmark Greeting Cards
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 American 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.