Shoppers crammed stores for Black Friday this week. But many apparently decided to skip the post-Thanksgiving shopping mob scenes and tweet about them instead.
“I love that whoever invented today was like yeah let’s combine shopping with mosh pits,” tweeted one of the Black Friday critics on Twitter.
The surging crowds for Black Friday sales brought reports of violence, including shootings, across the U.S.
Black Friday — called because the brisk business supposedly puts many retailers in the black for the year — maybe an American tradition, but many Americans have decided they’ve had enough.
Take a look at the reactions.
I love that whoever invented today was like yeah let’s combine shopping with mosh pits. #blackfriday
— Drew Lynch (@TheDrewLynch) November 25, 2016
Friendly reminder not to shame low-income folks for shopping during Black Friday.
– Controversial Tay (@MissTayAmari) November 25, 2016
i wanna go Black Friday shopping but i don’t wanna get knocked out over a TV do u see my problem here #blackfridayshopping
— sahil(-: (@officialsahilg_) November 25, 2016
— Sebastian Maniscalco (@SebastianComedy) November 25, 2016
I’d rather spend the day sniffing bus seats than go shopping on Black Friday.
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) November 25, 2016
Black Friday shopping in Canada is so pleasant. It’s less crowded and there’s a lot apologizing for being in someone’s way.
— Penny P (@BoooooUWhore) November 25, 2016
Many consumers vowed to skip the lines completely and just shop online. But that had its own downsides:
— FBI (@FBI) November 25, 2016