Is there anything that’s NOT ‘racist’ these days? Check out this viral Facebook post on the latest nonsense.
A horrified shopper took a photo of the ‘offensive’ display in a Hobby Lobby and took to Facebook to vent her outrage. The post has gone viral with over 200,000 comments and almost 100,000 Facebook ‘reactions’.
And what is she so upset about?
You won’t believe it.
(Well, with the all of the ‘snowflakes’ out there that are constantly outraged, maybe you will.)
This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at…
Yes, the outrage is over cotton.
The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.
“This is crazy. Cotton is a fact of life,” added one. “People still pick it. That happened 150 years ago. Slaves also picked tobacco, harvested rice and many other things. We can’t just get rid of them. Well Lowe’s sells chains and rope. You think they should get rid of that too?”
And Daniell Rider isn’t the only one that’s upset.
On Friday, Randy Lowry, the president of Lipscomb University in Nashville, sent an apology letter to African-American students who recently visited his home to discuss university life, some of whom objected to cotton-stalk centerpieces at the president’s home (although it’s unknown whether they were the same that were sold at Hobby Lobby).
Lowry issued an apology for the ‘offensive’ home decor.
President Randy Lowry just sent the following email to the Lipscomb community. pic.twitter.com/pMFkLpCaEw
— Lipscomb University (@lipscomb) September 15, 2017
Daniell says that cotton was a commodity that was gained at the expense of slaves.
Yes, we can give her that picking cotton wasn’t easy.
But cotton was in high demand because it’s just such an amazing plant.
We still use cotton for clothing, furniture fabric, and sheets because it’s durable and comfortable.
Do these snowflakes expect us to boycott cotton because a hundred plus years ago it was picked by slaves?
It’s a plant and some people like the way it looks. That’s not a crime.
But it’s never enough for the PC police.
There will always be something new for them to be outraged about.
Are you getting tired of the outrage?
The more identity politics divides us into as many different factions as possible, the more difficult it will be to unite on the bigger things — like jobs, the economy, and especially freedom.
So, let’s stop with the faux outrage and start dealing with issues that really matter.
Because cotton as home decor is seriously a non-issue.
by Doug Giles
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