Acceding to the notion that today’s society can find anything to be offensive is becoming easier and easier.
There is clearly a sense of change in the air right now, even though it may be inaccurate to label this generation as the “snowflake” generation as some have done.
While in certain circumstances that is a good thing—I mean, there are behaviors that were once seen as normal but have no place in contemporary society—there are other instances where it is difficult to help but feel that our urge to police one another is gone a bit too far.
A booze store in Oklahoma reached this conclusion after erecting a sign that sparked debate.
I think we can all agree that there is a distinction between eradicating legitimately hurtful things and being upset in order to create drama, even though we all aim to live in a world devoid of prejudice, intolerance, and bullying.
Nowadays, it’s pretty typical for somebody to be “outed” online for something they said or did. Actually, all it takes is a few clicks to become the heated center of an internet storm.
An Oklahoman liquor business called Midwest Wine and Spirits learned this after putting a notice in their storefront window that read, “Pull your pants up or don’t come in.”
Try to be decent and respectful to others, the notification continued. Nobody wants to see what you’re wearing.
At first glance, it doesn’t seem all that objectionable, does it? They don’t directly criticize any one organization or assume anything about the political or religious beliefs of its members, for instance.
Nevertheless, a lot of people were visibly offended by the sign and the notion that the shop believed it had the authority to tell customers what they could and could not wear.
The placard was promptly posted online, enabling Internet users to carry on the conversation in public. They continued to do it.
The catastrophe reportedly spread like wildfire. Chad Gilbert, a manager at the business, who proposed the sign, defended it by saying: “I realize wearing pants low is a fashion statement for some, but it doesn’t work for me and I find it somewhat offensive.”
The store employee continued, “Usually it’s simpler for people to take bottles when they walk in with their pants sagging.
A local consumer named Sunshine Weatherby said: “I can see that if it were like a church. You could find it offensive that there are families present, but this is a liquor store. I’ve seen worse in a liquor store.
What are your thoughts on the debate? Was there any reason why the liquor store’s positioning of the sign was improper? Or are they going too far in exaggerating it? Tell us in the comments area, please.
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