A reporter for PIX11 in New York was absolutely triggered on social media about an offensive t-shirt she saw in a major department store.
Her name is Allison Kaden and she posted on Twitter about a shirt that she saw in a Bloomingdale’s department store.
The shirt was somewhat hideous in a drab yellow color with faded text that said “Fake News” and it looked like an old record label from the 90’s.
Just being an ugly shirt wasn’t the problem, it was the fact that Kaden appeared to be offended by the shirt and believed it wasn’t funny.
She stated on Twitter, “Hey @Bloomingdales, this isn’t funny or fashionable. It further delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communties.”
Considering her spelling mistakes, there’s a possibility that Kaden was so triggered over the shirt that she could barely type, which isn’t a good look for a reporter who works for PIX11 and has a reputation to hold up.
Here’s a screenshot of her message.
Shirts like the one saying “fake news” are sparked by President Trump referring to news outlets who manufacture stories out of thin air as “fake news.”
There was also a time when people would make $5 websites and post random news stories on them, many of them being fake, and they did this to earn money.
However, most of those websites were being wiped out and blocked on social media – but for a while they still existed, and some still do today.
The combination of those cheaply made websites and places like CNN telling non-facts to push their agenda makes them more like activists and scam artists.
The “fake news” t-shirt should not ever be offensive to someone who works hard, has integrity, and presents a story with factual information – just like we do!
What happened next was totally expected in today’s culture of everyone being offended by everything.
Kaden received a response from Bloomingdale’s that suggested they are working to remove the “offensive” shirt from their stores, which is actually embarrassing to Americans who can’t even buy a funny t-shirt without someone complaining about it.
Considering how humor is subjective and fake news runs rampant in America, this shirt should’ve been a hot seller if it didn’t look like an old mustard covered rock band RATT album cover.
Bloomingdale’s caved in and posted the following, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused. We take this feedback very seriously and are working quickly to remove this t-shirt. Again, thank you for taking the time to alert us.”
Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused. We take this feedback very seriously and are working quickly to remove this t-shirt. Again, thank you for taking the time to alert us.
— Bloomingdale's (@Bloomingdales) February 11, 2019
If you’re familiar with Twitter, then you can safely assume what happened to the Twitter posts from Kaden and Bloomingdale’s.
They were both ratioed into another galaxy. Getting “ratioed” on Twitter is when more people comment (negatively) than they do share or like.
A share and a like is typically considered positive feedback, because you’re usually not sharing the negative content.
The ratio occurs when more people comment in a negative manner than people who share or like in a positive way.
Getting ratioed is a distinct indication that most people do not like what you said.
In this case, both Kaden and Bloomingdale’s were on the receiving end of getting ratioed.
Maybe she won’t get offended by a t-shirt and maybe Bloomingdale’s won’t give in to the weak minded “offended by everything” crowd.
We sure have a lot of fake news, but in this case, Kaden literally manufactured this news by being offended and turning nothing into something.
Here are some of the hilarious or insightful replies. Always remember that some things are subjective and it’s OK if we don’t have the same sense of humor – but that does not mean we need to complain and get items removed from stores.
Enjoy the replies from the public!
The only ppl who are offended by this are people who make fake news.
— Frank (@TrendingViews1) February 12, 2019
You just got triggered by a t-shirt.
— J Owen Shroyer (@allidoisowen) February 12, 2019
"Hard working journalists"
LMFAO that's a new one
— thiswasasideaccount (@thisisasideacc1) February 12, 2019
Thank you @Bloomingdales I’m going on line and buying one right now
— Mike (@mlosten) February 11, 2019
You think health care workers aren't "essential" for a healthy society? Of course not. 🙃 Plus this isn't undermining "journalism in general," it's a joke about calling anything you don't agree with "fake news." Which people joke about ALL THE TIME, yet democracy hasn't fallen.
— Andrea B 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@CodePurpleAB) February 11, 2019
OMG thoughts and prayers. Are you ok?
— Knows How To Code (@MattWilliams06) February 11, 2019
Just checking in to make sure you’re okay.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 12, 2019
— ThetaBurn (@theta_burn) February 12, 2019
People looking for the next thing to get mad at. pic.twitter.com/rU48hGRkfe
— Erra (@ErraXV) February 11, 2019
— 💜Pattysplayhouse🎙📻📱🎧 (@Pattywthawhy) February 12, 2019
If you're truly a journalist with integrity, you would be ok with this shirt that calls out all the fakes.
— Don Hartman (@Rockhunter710) February 12, 2019
Awesome Shirt . I want a men’s version. @Bloomingdales
— Mogul Mattt (@MatttMogul) February 12, 2019
Thank you for your service pic.twitter.com/WGAqaSAxcs
— Cahmine Scalpaglia (@james_shea1) February 12, 2019