YouTube Wants To Make You Feel Bad For Celebrating Thanksgiving
YouTube decided it was important to denigrate the holiday that brings American families together to give thanks on Thursday.
In a tweet posted by the official company account for the video service, YouTube shared an anti-Thanksgiving video made by the left-wing Teen Vogue publication.
The tweet sharing the video read: “‘Thanksgiving’ is a loaded word. These girls explain what it means to Indigenous people.”
YouTube’s tweet also included a gif of young Native American women proudly overturning a traditional Thanksgiving table.
"Thanksgiving" is a loaded word.
These girls explain what it means to Indigenous people. https://t.co/zqMw96hLJy pic.twitter.com/sL4oIuqoBe
— YouTube (@YouTube) November 23, 2017
The Teen Vogue video features the young Native American women delivering diatribes against Thanksgiving as a holiday celebrating land theft and genocide.
Several Twitter users were not happy with YouTube’s anti-holiday message.
You guys can keep YouTube in the #Divorce https://t.co/lwYQtItjNr
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) November 24, 2017
Nobody celebrates this because they hate people, lmao. It's a celebration where people come together and be thankful for what they have. Honestly, these people are the type of people who just purposely want to see the negative stuff in everything that exists.
— Arbiter (@ArbiterTheDog) November 23, 2017
Can you stop ruining everything?
— CrippleRickle♿️ (@SpinnyXd) November 23, 2017
YouTube, which is owned by Google, wasn’t the only Big Tech company to get in on the Thanksgiving Day shaming. Twitter promoted a “moment” offering a similar point of view that the holiday should be treated as a day of mourning instead of a time for expressing gratitude.
How some of America's indigenous people are observing Thanksgiving day