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Shoppers are outraged by sweatshirt on Amazon that promotes anorexia

A navy hoodie on Amazon's website describes anorexia as "like bulimia, except with self-control."
/ Source: Today

Today in who-approved-this news: a sweatshirt that some say promotes anorexia.

Shoppers are outraged after spotting a navy hoodie on Amazon's website that describes anorexia as "like bulimia, except with self-control."

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Yikes. This sweatshirt is prompting anger online, for good reason. Amazon

The controversial hoodie costs around $25 and has been available since 2015 on Amazon's site.

But shoppers have recently called for the sweatshirt to be removed, with many of them flooding the product page to voice their concerns in the reviews.

"This is disgusting and needs to be removed immediately," one person wrote. "Eating disorders are not a joke, they kill. Mental illness isn't funny."

"Seriously, who designs this garbage?!!!" another wrote. "This is disgusting and incredibly appropriate."

The hoodie appears to come from a company called ArturoBuch that sells its novelty clothing on Amazon. (Sample slogans from other shirts: "Bros before hoes," "Flip cup champion" and "Give blood, play rugby.")

It's hardly the first time a controversial piece of clothing has ruffled feathers: Remember Moschino's fat-shaming workout tops? Or Target's "trophy wife" T-shirts? Or how about this "slave" shirt from ASOS?

It appears that slogans everywhere could use a little more attention these days — and this latest one is no exception.

The National Eating Disorders Association condemned the sweatshirt in a statement sent to TODAY.

"Jokes about eating disorders are dangerous and cliche," CEO Claire Mysko said. "This hoodie propagates the myth that eating disorders are trivial and mere issues of willpower or self-control. Stereotypes like this result in increased stigma and are barriers that prevent people from seeking help. Anorexia is not a 'lifestyle choice,' it is a mental health disorder with socio-biological influences. We ask that Amazon stand with those affected by these deadly illnesses and remove the sweatshirt from their store."

When reached by TODAY Style, Amazon declined to comment.