Skip to comments.Hobby Lobby’s ‘offensive’ decoration has gone bonkers viral — 33k Facebook reactions and counting
Posted on 09/17/2017 8:44:53 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Daniell Rider, a Hobby Lobby consumer, found a decoration at one of their stores so offensive, she shared the image on Facebook requesting that they remove the decor from their shelves. What was it?
Rider on Thursday shared a photo of a shelf with glass bottles containing what appear to be replicas of raw cotton plants.
She captioned the photo, This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves.
A little sensitivity goes a long way, she added. PLEASE REMOVE THIS decor.'
What kind of outcry occurred?
After Rider shared the post, it garnered viral attention on Facebook.
At the time of this writing, the post has been liked 33k times, has received 76k comments, and has been shared nearly 7k times.
The reaction was split some commenters supported Riders outrage and wrote things like, What do you expect from HL!!!? NEVER shop there! while others couldnt find the offense in the innocuous-looking decoration.
One commenter wrote, Ummm its cotton wtf its 2017 do you know some slaves in 2017 that picked this cotton and didnt get paid for it. Just stop. Some perspective
Art is art, and visual decor falls into that category.
Visually stimulating productions of art whether worthy of The Louvre, or simply available at your local craft store is created with intent and meant for interpretation.
Arts intent is to be stimulating, and oftentimes meant to be a conversation piece in order to trigger important conversations.
Art can also be art for the sake of visual appreciation. There doesnt necessarily need to be a deep meaning behind it.
While artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock are widely different, each represents an unconventional aspect of art appreciation which some may get, while others may not.
Yet another example of getting offended for the sake of getting offended. Kinda like emotional meth. It gives one a short term sense of empowerment. A temporary feeling of moral superiority. but once that high wears off the need for that next "fix" becomes progressively more insatiable. What a pathetic self destructive way to go through life.
Does that mean no liberal wears any cotton clothing...EVER....
Too many inmates.
Not enough asylums.
Race relations will never improve.
They won’t allow it.
I guess they could always go “commando.”
How do we know she’s a “Hobby Lobby consumer?” Has she shown anyone a receipt?
Victimhood is too good a gig to give up.
OH! Gimme A Break!
Idiots The lot Of 'em!
What is so offensive about a plant?
There was another story in the news a couple of days ago about the “offensiveness” of cotton. Maybe this little person heard about that, and found a way to get some attention.
An event was canceled because of some student thought a banana peel that was littered in a tree was suppose to be an allusion to a hanging.
That was truly unbelievable.
These weak men will make for some hard times coming.
Besides, the tree huggers tell us using cotton is more eco friendly. Oh, yeah the enviro movement is overwhelmingly WHITE, never mind.
Dear Miss Snowflake please throw away all your cotton in your house and never buy anything worth cotton again. You hypocrite
People who have really easy, trouble free lives are always looking for something to b!tch about.
Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
I’ve become convinced that...
1. Two groups of people with significantly different AVERAGE IQs, and
2. Whose members can easily be identified as belonging to one group or the other,
cannot peacefully coexist together.
> What is so offensive about a plant? <
Liberals can find something offensive about anything. Consider the apple tree. George Washington chopped one of those down. And George Washington owned slaves.
Therefore, an apple tree is a symbol of slavery. Anyone who owns an apple tree (or has a picture of one) supports slavery.
I suspect this new obsession with anti-cotton was dreamed up by one of the many outlets run by the left. They had to create some new diversion after the failure of “anti-fascism fascists”. I guess Eric Holder and his BLM troops need something to rail against, why not the cotton that southern slaves picked 150 years ago? It’s as irrational as suggesting that violent thugs are victims.
Sarah Taylor at the Blaze is just as dumb
It’s not a replica
It’s a cotton stalk
Can't wear cotton because of slavery.
Can't wear wool, leather, cashmere, fur or anything made from animals because they are furry little friends for loving and not wearing.
Can't wear polyester because it is made from petroleum and would make Dick Cheney money.
Can't wear bamboo because you would starve a panda.
Can't wear fig leaves because it is too Biblical.
I guess linen and hemp fiber are the only clothes to wear.
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