Perpetually offended: Hobby Lobby cotton décor deemed “racist”

hobby lobby facebook cotton photo

Hobby Lobby’s offensive décor/Facebook photo

You do know that the fall season is approaching and people like to decorate with homey décor. Apparently anything related to the material “cotton” in its raw form is now raaaaaaaaacist and offensive. Some people need to get a new hobby.

From Yahoo: Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “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. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

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.

“LOL likely written by someone wearing a cotton T-shirt and cotton jeans and cotton underwear,” wrote one Facebook user. “Must not of thought that one through,” wrote someone else.

“Boycott Hobby Lobby,” wrote another.

“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?

Hobby Lobby did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment; however, cotton has been igniting backlash recently.

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).

“The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” Lowry wrote. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.”


25 responses to “Perpetually offended: Hobby Lobby cotton décor deemed “racist”

  1. Laughable. We are immersed in 24/7 anti-white Gentile propaganda.
    Stop the haters. Since the end of Segregation over 500,000 whites
    have been raped and/or killed by blacks. The reverse statistic is
    1%. 30,000 white women are raped by black men yearly. Fewer
    than 100 white men rape black women yearly according to FBI
    statistics. The rate of black on white rapes has skyrocketed
    when Americans prisons were integrated. Most prison rapes
    are NOT reported to the FBI.

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  2. So, cotton is now racist?
    The Left really are insane.

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  3. Like I said elsewhere, eventually some snowflake is gonna make the transition and realize that all of this “racist” stuff they keep pointing out is ultimately supported by the ground itself, at which point they’ll no doubt conclude that we are living on a racist planet. Then all we need to do is convince them that Antarctica is not really considered a racist continent…

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    • “Then all we need to do is convince them that Antarctica is not really considered a racist continent…..” Postman….I am disiappointed….how could you not anticipate that this will NEVER happen? ANTARCTICA is all WHITE!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! IT is a RACIST continent in its purist form—-has never ever been anything but WHITE….never will be able to “change” in our lifetime. NUKE IT! (Sarc) and then send in the “real” snowflakes to populate it. IF they can survive (?) they can make it a world in their own image forthwith 🙂 and none of the rest of us need to give a damn about it for centuries to come.

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  4. Some black woman could identify raw cotton? Who knew it grew in the ghetto. Wait till they see the watermelon decorations.

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  5. Amazing.

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  6. I don’ know what all da fuss id about. I go ta’ Hobby Lobby all da time; Love Cotton

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    • I think I’ve seen every Little Rascal’s and Our Gang episode. They even made some short movies. Those kids, both black and white, had the time of their lives acting in these. I’m sure the parents of the black and white child actors were thrilled their children were earning money during the post Depression era since most of these kids came from economically stressed families. After the black child actors were grown, some of the main characters stated Hal Roach was completely color blind and all the children were treated the same.

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  7. Last week, a 65 yr. old female friend who lives alone in Louisiana woke up around midnight after hearing noises in her house. She peaked out the edge of her bedroom door and saw a black man wearing a hoodie standing in her living room. She locked the bedroom door, sat with her back against it and called 911. He pushed against her door but didn’t try further because he heard her talking on the phone and left before the police got there 8 minutes later. The perp broke her living room window to get in. The police took DNA from the homeowner and from around the window. As a result, my friend installed 3 motion sensor lights, is getting a security system installed and will purchase a gun. But, the snowflakes would call her racist for stating who broke into her home and taking precautions to prevent further break ins.

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  9. If everything about American History makes you believe Race was always involved in the root of what you despise the most about living here in the US, then maybe it is past time for each of you to go back to your ancestry homeland, and live the life you were delivered from there by those that were ‘legally’ brought here as slaves, and their sacrificed life has made it possible for you to live in the ‘Greatest Nation’ history has ever recorded!
    PS; The American Tax Payer Will Be More Than Gladly Buy You A One Way Ticket Out Of Here!!!

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  10. Hobby Lobby has been under attack for years over religion,so,this is no surprise. Makes one wonder what Rider’s feelings will be when she finds out people actually like to put long stems of Pussy Willows on display.

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  11. Even having to pick the cotton out of Medicine bottles is racist.

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