Thanksgiving has been really, really contentious in recent years. There has been an increasing amount of outcry against celebrating what many believe amounts to genocide of Native Americans and slapping a cutesy story about how allegedly happy they were to give food to the pilgrims on it to make it marketable.
THANKSGIVING FACT: It’s not the tryptophan that makes you sleepy. It’s the mental gymnastics required to celebrate genocide.
— Jon Bershad (@JonBershad) November 18, 2016
There has also been a whole lot of talk about how frustrating it can be to sit down for a dinner with a family that has wildly different views. For instance, a more progressive person might find it hard to digest cranberry sauce next to an uncle who is complaining about how many people think Thanksgiving is actually pretty racist. (See? We just came full circle here.)
Today on Twitter, users suggested #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving and many of them reflected those concerns while others brought up some new points.
Trickle Down Racism #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving
— Fardog (@fardaddy) November 18, 2016
#ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving Too busy reading Joe Biden memes on the Internet.
— Captain Renault (@JohnMonch) November 18, 2016
#ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving too much family drama and not enough alcohol
— RK ? (@rajinderkumar01) November 18, 2016
Among the best #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KSR8GJqlNO
— The Humane League (@TheHumaneLeague) November 18, 2016
#ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving too much food is going to waste while others are starving
— ??Nish?? (@Onisha2k14) November 18, 2016
You’re the only one that voted for Hillary#ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) November 18, 2016
#ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving The wishbone isn’t the only thing I wanna snap.
— wendooooooo (@wendue) November 18, 2016
The trend, like so many, was launched as a hashtag game.
Time for Hashin With FAM on the @HashtagRoundup app w/ @TheHashtagGame & cohost @thebruceharris! Todays game is #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving pic.twitter.com/MZaDAxWspb
— FirstAndMonday (@firstandmonday) November 18, 2016
Don’t worry. There were still some who were furious about the trend. This is the Internet, after all.
All you ungrateful Jackass’s who live in America yet always find a reason to disrespect our holidays! #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving – NONE!
— ?VICTORY4TRUMP?? (@chrgdup1973) November 18, 2016
Homeless vets have good #reasonstoskipthanksgiving. Like having to sleep on the street, in the cold, and rain cause of Obama VA not helping.
— Randy Mason (@mrmcoupe1) November 18, 2016
SJW #1 #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving might be: “Trump won. Hillary lost. I can’t cope with it cause I am an infantile over emotional crybaby”.
— The_Positivist (@SuperPositivist) November 18, 2016
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