“Hobby Lobby Holly” Goes After Minimum-Wage Workers on Twitter
Earlier this year, West Virginia mom Holly Fisher tweeted a photo of herself wearing a pro-life T-shirt and holding a drink from Chick-fil-A in front of a Hobby Lobby—on the same day the Supreme Court ruled in the controversial Hobby Lobby case. From liberals, she got death threats; from conservatives, she got props.
Fisher blew up on social media, and media outlets, including Fox News, courted her for interviews. Since then, she has launched Twitter rants about everything from Obamacare to same-sex marriage. On Thursday, she had a new whipping boy.
With fast-food strikes in more than 100 cities aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour, people are lighting up Twitter with their opinions on the movement. Some think it’s a well-deserved raise for working-class people, while others argue that if businesses have to pay their workers more, they’ll simply increase their prices.
But Fisher, a military wife and mom, has taken an economic debate and turned it into a screed. The gist of her tweets: Fast-food workers don’t deserve a wage increase. Fisher sent a blitz of tweets (@HollyRFisher) to her 50,000 followers during the protests—with many of her remarks focusing on fast-food workers themselves, calling them whiny and lazy, and telling them just to work harder.
But again, this isn’t out of character for Fisher.