Woman's complaint about Hobby Lobby cotton display goes viral

Texas woman calls Hobby Lobby's fall cotton plant decor 'wrong on so many levels' in viral post

The woman, Daniell Rider, posted a photo of raw cotton plants in vases - presumably on shelves at her local Hobby Lobby store - and said "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels".

A Texas woman's complaint about a Hobby Lobby display has sparked an impassioned discussion online.

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

Rider's Facebook rant was originally posted Thursday, Sept. 14, and has since been shared just over 16,000 times.

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

People were quick to come to the defense of Hobby Lobby's display.

There are nearly 200,000 comments on the post, many of them expressing dismay that Ryder is offended by fake cotton plants.

"My Dad is from a family of white sharecroppers in the 1930s and 40s and they ALSO picked cotton." one commenter wrote. As of Monday afternoon, September 18, there was not a formal response from Hobby Lobby.



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