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Once Again, Black Friday Proves To Be The Worst Holiday Tradition Ever


Yesterday was the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. This is the made-up post-Thanksgiving tradition where millions of people, stuffed with turkey, ditch their families and decide it’s a good idea to go out to the nearest Walmart and get in some fist fights over a TV.

Stores such as Target, K-Mart, and Walmart all open their doors ridiculously early (some even on Thanksgiving evening! GROSS!) and entice shoppers with sales on everything in the store. I have never, ever been a Black Friday shopper and do not ever plan to be one. The more I read and see about what happens in those stores makes me wonder if any of those people understand the meaning of Thanksgiving at all.

Why are we punching each other in the face for an XBox?

Why are people dying so that you can get buy one, get one fleeces?

It just makes me sick. Was it worth losing your damn mind for $20.00 off a microwave?

Shortly after the Black Friday festivities began, #walmartfights began trending on Twitter. This hashtag was, of course, created to encourage out and about shoppers to post photos and videos of shoppers getting violent at Walmart stores or any other store for that matter.

ABC News reported, “People using the hashtag posted photos and videos of bloody noses, paramedics wheeling stretchers, women smacking one another on the head, security officers wrestling shoppers to the ground and employees yelling at shoppers to stop recording the melees on their cellphones.”

Check out some of the videos (all via YouTube and Vine) below from Black Friday, and see if it’s really something that looks appealing to you. Just wait for Cyber Monday, guys, then you don’t have to leave your house or talk to other people. Doesn’t that sound amazing?

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    Katie is a Web Content Publisher for Launch Digital Marketing. She graduated with a degree in English from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys traveling, reality TV, and coffee--lots of coffee.