Black Friday Shopping Lampooned on Twitter as Violent, Silly and Worth Skipping

“Let’s combine shopping with mosh pits,” one critic teases

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.

Many consumers vowed to skip the lines completely and just shop online. But that had its own downsides: