Woman complains Hobby Lobby's raw cotton decor is racially insensitive

Frederick Owens
September 20, 2017

Hobby Lobby responded on Tuesday to a viral Facebook post about a cotton decoration that angered a customer.

"This decor is WRONG on SO many levels", Rider wrote in her post. "There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... a commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves", she continued.

"A little sensitivity goes a long way", she added, asking the retailer to "remove this decor".

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

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"It would be nice if all you people come together to end racism like how you coming together to ridiculed this lady comment!"

The photo shows a glass vase filled with cotton stalks. One user wrote. "There are far more important issues going on in our country, other then cotton on a stick!"

In another cotton flap, Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry recently apologized in writing to black students there after they visited his home and were offended by cotton-flower centerpieces he had around the house, the Post noted.

Several commenters said they did not find the display offensive, while some called the complaint "ridiculous". Probably cotton or cotton blend. She has complaining that the giant Hobby Lobby craft store should take down its piece of decor, known as "a little sensitivity".

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