A mother is on the phone looking at a child. The child is staring at spilt milk on the table and floor. The mother shouts on the phone “Is that the orphanage? Right I want a f*cking refund…” This is a card for sale in the largest card retailers in the country. Paperchase.
“A little bit about us” says the Paperchase website in a friendly font “ With all things celebration at our core. We are the (smiley) face of the positive moments in life for customers in more than 125 stores across the Uk.” David Alfred Grimm doesn’t think so
— David Alfred Grimm #cep (@DavetheCareBear) December 15, 2020
To the staff who work for Paperchase, to the deputy chairman (Timothy Melgund) and chairman of Paperchase (Nick Wood) if you were one of eighty thousand children in care or if you were one of thousands of adults who have been in care, or if you were one of the foster parents or adopting parents this Christmas, would this card be a celebration of “positive moments in life .”
This card isn’t meant for children in care or adults who have been in care. It’s meant for others to pour scorn on them. This card is punching down, abusing children in care as disposal goods for the butt of a joke. The difference between other “edgy card jokes” is that this one is laughing at a vulnerable foster child. . To Customer Services Please remove these from sale! You are better than this. You spread a lot of happiness. But this. This is the opposite of what you are about. This is beneath you.