Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cotton is racist (?)

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.'”

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 Rider’s outrage and wrote things like, “What do you expect from HL!!!? NEVER shop there!” while others couldn’t find the offense in the innocuous-looking decoration.

One commenter wrote, “Ummm… it’s cotton… wtf…its 2017… do you know some slaves in 2017 that picked this cotton and didn’t get paid for it. Just… stop.”



Bird of Paradise said...

Some people need to Get a Life and quit whining about things like Cotton i mean it just gets more rediculous all the time

Anonymous said...

Slaves were also heavily used in the sugar industries.
Should we ban candy too?

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Soon snow will be deamed racsists and white doves of peace,albinos white rabbits white rats Snowhite as well thee liberals find everything offends them

Storm the Albatross said...

We need to ban liberals their ignorance is too much to stand