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Complaint to Hobby Lobby over 'insensitive' cotton plant fall decor goes viral

Complaint to Hobby Lobby over 'insensitive' cotton plant fall decor goes viral”

So far, Hobby Lobby has yet to respond to Rider's claims.

This time, it's a fall decoration in the arts-and-crafts store that's drawing ire.

In the Facebook post, Daniell Rider writes: "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels, There is nothing decorative about raw cotton".

The woman shared a photo of a cotton decoration on September 14, 2017 and said it is reminiscent of slavery and those who were forced to pick cotton.

The post has since been shared nearly 15,000 times, has 69,000 reactions and 158,000 comments, many of which are defending the display.

Rider takes issue with raw cotton, a commodity gained largely at the expense of black slaves, being used as a decoration. "Please remove this decor".

"A little sensitivity goes a long way", she concluded.

"It's a plant. Chill", one person said.

Numerous commenters said Rider probably wore clothes made of cotton and asked if she'd stop wearing those items.

The post has been shared 16,000 times since it was posted on Thursday.



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