A revered liberal writer, Rebecca Makkai, who was a finalist for the progressive Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award is saying no one should wear any kind of red hat because it will cause societal harm.
According to the National Review, Makkai has “compared the red ‘Make America Great Again’ hats to Nazi swastikas, and told ‘normal people’- that is, people who don’t support Trump – to stop wearing any kind of red hat, lest they start ‘making people scared.’
Makkai made her comments on twitter and sparked sympathizers to go so far as to ask fans of sports teams that wear red hats – such as the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals – to not wear those hats out in public to avoid making other people afraid, because “Red hats = bigotry.”
Her twitter thread of maturity started with a tweet we cannot post due to language. “Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird **** and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don’t wear red caps anymore, normal people?”
She continued on the rant, “Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing ‘Make America Read Again’ or whatever caps — NO. You’re making everyone scared. Don’t do it.”
Then she flies off the handles and brings in Nazism. “If you’re here to be contrary: an equivalent here would be western Hindus choosing not to use the swastika symbol in public despite it being sacred to their faith because it would offend/frighten people. The red hat has become a symbol of hate bc of how its wearers act.”
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