Jennifer Aniston has unexpectedly landed in hot waters over a personal Christmas ornament that has been termed by Twitterati as being ‘foolish’ and ‘out of touch’.
On Friday, the Friends star took to Instagram Stories to share a picture of a COVID-themed ornament from her tree, engraved with the words ‘Our First Pandemic’ on Instagram. The snap was then reshared on Twitter where people deemed it insensitive, especially considering the havoc that the pandemic has wreaked across the world.
They even branded her as being ‘tone-deaf’ and ‘oblivious’.
“Cheers to our first pandemic of 2020, where millions of people died! let’s celebrate that on a Christmas ornament!” wrote one user sarcastically, while another questioned, “Why’s Jennifer Aniston talking about “our first pandemic” like it’s a baby shower?”
Jennifer Aniston is a damn fool for posting that ornament on her story… celebrities are ditzy af
— pacho (@sugemidnight) December 26, 2020
why’s jennifer aniston talking abt “our first pandemic” like it’s a baby shower https://t.co/ih1c38K47W
— rai⁷ 🐱🎄❄️ (@Ionelyandgreat) December 26, 2020
“This is exactly why I really don’t care about celebrities or celebrity culture. Look how tone-deaf and out of touch this is,” tweeted one user.
— meh (@Meehoooe) December 26, 2020
However, not everyone agreed with the outrage behind the ornament and defended the star. They argued that it was just an ornament and should be taken as such, in light humor. “Jennifer Aniston being canceled because of an ornament? I’m laughing so hard,” wrote one user.
While another argued, “Everyone hating on Jennifer Aniston because of a damn ornament? Maybe she’s using it as a reminder of how quickly life can change. Jeez, some people are so triggered!”
— **Lux** (@Lucy_2287) December 26, 2020
Many also said people would do well to be reminded that Aniston has been doing her part to help those most affected by the pandemic and has also been encouraging people to wear masks regularly.
“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,” read one tweet.
Earlier this year, Aniston had taken the time out to share a lengthy PSA about the importance of covering your face amid the pandemic. “I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion?” she had questioned.
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