This Washington Post Perspective is from 2014, but after there were more Black Friday brawls yesterday, the paper obviously decided it was again time to remind everybody who’s to blame for the spread of those videos:
Perspective: Black Friday brawl videos are how rich people shame the poor https://t.co/StKDDZDXjm
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 25, 2017
Not The Onion. https://t.co/oMYyLySwG6
— Alexis In NH (@AlexisinNH) November 25, 2017
Rich people make Black Friday shoppers act like fools? At some point, we have to be responsible for our own behavior.
— ChickaDee (@TheObamaphile) November 25, 2017
When you associate this behavior w/race or class, you’re the problem. It’s about knowing how to act like a decent human being. We didn’t have lots of $ growing up, yet my mom never slapped anyone over a toaster or some towels.
— 3 Paw Pundit (@3pawpundit) November 25, 2017
Somehow the actual bad actors are never the story. https://t.co/c4iPsdBNSC
— Carl Gustav plus lots of unnecessary characters (@CaptYonah) November 25, 2017
This is fking ridiculous. https://t.co/MrfuAVrsUp
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) November 25, 2017
"Blame 'rich people' for the fact you acted like a fool while shopping the day after Thanksgiving." https://t.co/LylwC7ofW6
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) November 25, 2017
Democracy dies in stupidity https://t.co/kwYnK2c3kA
— Meech (@michi83) November 25, 2017
Perspective: These videos get significantly more views and laughs in poor neighborhoods and trailer parks than mansions. https://t.co/X7aA28Zt6l
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 25, 2017
Or, sometimes people are just a-holes.
— JWalker (@OMGLOLFFSSTFU) November 25, 2017
It is your duty as an American to shame these people, rich or poor. https://t.co/WllwRK0ZCu
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 25, 2017
But such a hot take couldn’t be kept warm for so long without plenty of agreement keeping it going:
Yep. Shame the rich not the poor. The rich choose to make the poor poor. https://t.co/EcaBNn3GwR
— melissa byrne (@mcbyrne) November 25, 2017
*ONE, one way the rich shame the poor because all they seem to do is shame anyone not a billionaire https://t.co/AG05WePWxy
— Cassandra ? (@histroarry) November 25, 2017
Yep. People with white skin and privilege love to use poor, black people for their personal trauma porn. Maybe that's why y'all like to call it "#BlackFriday"? ?
No thanks. We're not here for your entertainment. https://t.co/WXfgL1rUGg
— Glenn E. Martin (@glennEmartin) November 25, 2017