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My Thoughts on the MAGA Hat Fiasco That Took Place At Whataburger

No matter what side of the fence you're on, wrong is still wrong.

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My Thoughts on the MAGA Hat Fiasco That Took Place At Whataburger

A video has recently gone viral of an altercation that occurred between two people in a Whataburger. The video posted on July 4 shows a man throwing a drink in the face of a kid who was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. Prior to the start of the video, the man had taken the hat off of the kid and later walked away with it saying it would go great in his fireplace. If you would like to watch the video, I have linked the original Twitter post here.

Now, anyone who knows me knows that I am in no way a fan of President Trump. I think he is very unpresidential, and I don't believe he is fit for the role as the leader of the free world but that's another story for another day. That being said, the Whataburger situation was completely uncalled for and just plain wrong.

First of all, we have a man, like a grown man, who assaulted a kid. I am unsure of the age of the assailant, but the boy who was attacked is 16 years old. Seriously. An adult man threw a drink at and verbally assaulted a child. Oh yeah, and he stole his hat too. In no world should an adult ever come for a child like that, but it would be just as unacceptable if the boy were older.

Also, it's totally fine to disagree with what someone says or is wearing, but that is not at all the right way to handle it. Let's be real - what point does it prove when you throw a drink on someone and verbally assault them? It only makes a non-issue situation become an issue. And honestly, his little temper tantrum solved nothing.

Finally, this incident is not a good look for those of us who do not support President Trump. Because of this man's terrible reaction to a hat, the subsequent footage will be used by conservatives to push their rhetoric on how Trump supporters are mistreated and how liberals are so awful blah blah blah. I don't even need to continue because you all already know where this is going.

No matter what side of the fence you're on, wrong is still wrong. So remember kids, if you see something you don't like, just ignore it and move on. Life is hard enough as is and we shouldn't spend so much time hating on one another; especially over things as petty as headwear.

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