Jennifer Aniston Shamed for Sharing Pic of Christmas Ornament With ‘Our First Pandemic’ Inscription
Online shaming, also known as cancel culture or call-out culture, has gained traction over recent years especially with the spread of popular social networks, such as Twitter. Both ordinary people and celebrities alike become targets of online ostracism, yet not all attempts to “cancel” a person are successful.
US actress Jennifer Aniston has been shamed online over an Instagram story in which she posted a photo of a Christmas ornament with the phrase “Our first pandemic” engraved on it.
The innocent decoration has not been taken well by some Twitter users who accused the actress of being “out of touch” with reality.
“cheers to our first pandemic of 2020, where millions of people died! let’s celebrate that on a Christmas ornament!”
— pacho (@sugemidnight) December 26, 2020
"All celebrities have done during this pandemic is show how out of touch & just f–ing oblivious they are to anything that doesn't have to do with them Some people's ENTIRE FAMILY HAVE DIED, but at least Jennifer Aniston is showing how quirky she can be & gets a kick out of it" pic.twitter.com/TWb8g0QQXu
— JudyJu (@judyju18) December 26, 2020
However, most users did not see any crime in Aniston’s post and rushed to her defence, while also ridiculing those trying to “cancel” her.
— **Lux** (@Lucy_2287) December 26, 2020
jennifer aniston being cancelledt bc of an ornament??? hahsksjsk i'm laughing so hard stay pressed people 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/eXA5Qj9tHK
— ariella 🌈 (@arizonacapshxw) December 26, 2020
If you’re upset about Jennifer Aniston’s ornament Instagram story – let’s not forget how she plugged small businesses to try to help them in a hard time, and urges people to wear masks in pretty much every post she makes…. #jenniferaniston pic.twitter.com/sZJMC8ACJ8
— anna (jennifer aniston fan) (@fanistonlife) December 26, 2020
The Friends star has not commented on the Twitter drama yet. It is also unclear whether the ornament was her own.