On Thursday, Rider shared the photo of glass bottles containing what appears to be raw cotton, on the store shelf. Captioning the image, Rider says: “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.”
Then, calling for “sensitivity,” she asks them to remove it.
Currently, there are more than 153k comments on the post, most of which mock Rider’s ignorant claims. “Slaves also picked vegetables and fruit so I guess that home decor is thrown out the window too,” writes Sean Perdeaux. “You need to get a life and grow up!” says Sheila Rossi.
Additionally, many of the commenters happily provide the young woman a history lesson. “You are an idiot, says Ginger Nash. “Many of us white folk’s families picked or pulled cotton. How much cotton clothing do you have in your wardrobe?
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However, this isn’t the first-time Hobby Lobby has drawn the criticism of leftists. Significantly, refusing to pay for birth control in their healthcare plan, they sparked controversy around the country. In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, citing religious freedoms. Feminists attacked the ruling, calling it a “blow for women’s rights.”
Also, the craft store landed in legal trouble again this year. Settling with the Department of Justice, they paid a fine of $3 million for smuggling Iraqi biblical artifacts into the country. Hobby Lobby was planning to use them in their Museum of the Bible, set to open in the fall. “The goals were to preserve these items for future generations,” they said in a statement.
Dominating the left’s vocabularies are phrases like “cultural appropriation” and “white privilege.” All of which, is fueling their the hyper-sensitivity.