Apparently, all it took is a single tweet from an obscure podcast host and, faster than Thanos could snap his fingers to erase half the universe’s population, Macy’s banned plates the podcast princess deemed ‘offensive.’
Perhaps if it were the only plate offered in the entire store, a consumer might have reason to complain.
But, it’s not.
There are plenty of other plates in the marketplace to buy or break.
Evidently though, thanks to a
twit…twitter user named Alie Ward—who apparently has a “comedyish science” podcast, Macy’s decided to ban a certain plate design from all its stores “in all 50 states” because Ms. Ward finds said plate design ‘offensive’ due to it jokingly comparing food-serving sizes to pant sizes.
[Something to do with ‘fat-shaming‘ or some other PC blather.]
To make matters worse, however, Macy’s was bullied into banning the aforementioned plate design from stores in ALL 50 states simply based on Ward’s single tweet.
— Alie Ward (@alieward) July 21, 2019
And, just like that, the plates were gone.
Macy’s pulled the plates from ALL of its stores, just like the podcast princess wanted.
Hi, Alie — we appreciate you sharing this with us and agree that we missed the mark on this product. It will be removed from all STORY at Macy's locations.
— Macy's (@Macys) July 22, 2019
However, like most petty dictators who are drunk on the blood of their victims, Alie was not yet satisfied with her conquest.
Instead of merely having them banned from Macy’s stores in all 50 states, Ms. Ward demanded the plate design be erased from existence.
I appreciate that; thanks for hearing and taking the feedback. Sidenote: if the surplus stock winds up in TJ Maxxs and Marshalls and Ross stores across America I’m gunna lose it again.
— Alie Ward (@alieward) July 22, 2019
Not everyone was pleased with the plate’s demise, as Ms. Ward was taken to task on Twitter…
How can we get mindless idiots like you banned? Mom jeans, right?
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) July 22, 2019
So I'm guessing you're a "Mom Jeans" level plate filler?
— Jellenne (@jellen805) July 22, 2019
Hi @Twitter, how can I get this account banned forever. Because I disagree with her thats why. Those are the new rules right? I no longer have to manage my own feelings, thoughts, or opinions…I will just force others to do it for me.
— Deplorable4Trump (@2ndamendment19) July 22, 2019
After reading the comments, I realize there are a lot of single cat owners that can't control their food intake.
— Buckingham (@BuckEBadger) July 22, 2019
Where can I get a set of plates printed with: Have A Flucking Sense Of Humor?
— Pen Name (@Truestoryclub) July 22, 2019
I can understand you not liking them. But why do you get to decide that 300 million other people don’t get that choice?
— Commander Vimes 🌶 (@PunditErrant) July 22, 2019