Complaint About Cotton Decoration at Hobby Lobby Goes Viral

The complaint was posted by Daniell Rider on September 14th on Hobby Lobby’s facebook page. Since then, it has been shared over 19,000 times and has over 200,000 comments.

From the complaint:

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.


Most comments that have been posted are similar to the one below.

“You do understand that cotton is used in EVERY day things, right? Even down to the clothing that you wear, the q tips that you use to clean your ears, your bed sheets, your mattress.. everything. Are you not living because you're offended by cotton? Get a grip, honey. I understand why you'd think this was racist.. but not everybody has a racist mentality.”

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