Cynthia Nixon things that if you are desperate, you should get a pass to shoplift necessities. The former Sex and the City star has sparked a massive Twitter backlash against what some people are calling her “moral grandstanding.” Here’s what you need to know.
Cynthia tweeted last week that she was quite upset to have seen shoplifters prosecuted amid reports that Walgreens was shuttering 17 stores in San Francisco because all of the theft.
Cynthia Nixon Roasted For Saying Shoplifters Shouldn’t Be Arrested
Cynthia, who tried to become the governor of New York several years ago, wrote on Twitter, “The CVS on my corner has started locking up basic items like clothing detergent. As so many families can’t make ends meet right now, I can’t imagine thinking that the way to solve the problem of people stealing basic necessities out of desperation is to prosecute them.”
Of course, it didn’t take very long for Twitter to do what it does best and that’s remind Cynthia of a little something called common sense.
Some comments included, “Letting people just steal stuff doesn’t solve the problem either. Which laws do we choose to follow? Do you really think society will be better off if we let people just walk into a store and steal whatever they want?”
Another critic wrote, “I grew up poor, and we never took anything that we hadn’t paid for. It’s insulting that you think the less fortunate have no ability to discern right from wrong. Also, allowing widespread theft will result in higher prices, punishing the poor and honest.”
And then there was this: “You live in a neighborhood of $3 million-dollar apartments and townhouses. No one at your CVS is ‘desperate’ to steal ‘basic necessities.’ This isn’t just moral grandstanding on your part, it’s really incompetent moral grandstanding.”
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