Hallmark UK Apologizes After Offensive Card Discovered

A greeting card discovered by an American writer traveling in the United Kingdom had mothers–particularly mothers of girls–up in arms, prompting Hallmark to issue an apology. The card read, according to The Huffington Post, “You’re 13 today! If you had a rich boyfriend he’d give you diamonds and rubies. Well, maybe next year you will – when you’ve bigger boobies!”

After a Twitter photo and comment about the card generated massive social media buzz, Hallmark UK issued a statement that read:

This card was produced by Creative Publishing prior to Hallmark Cards acquiring the company in 1998. We are as surprised and horrified as anyone else to have discovered that there are still copies in circulation. The card has not been produced for over 15 years and would never pass our own strict guidelines of taste and appropriateness. We would like to assureĀ all our customers that we will do everything in our power to track down remaining copies.

Image: Surprised woman holding greeting card, via Shutterstock

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