A lot of people try to be creative with their Christmas decor, like with clever Christmas tree ornaments to get into the spirit of the season. Jennifer Aniston decided to share a photo of one that's particularly unique to this year, and it didn't sit well with a lot of people on the internet.
On Christmas Day, the Friends star showed followers of her Instagram Stories a round wooden ornament, carved with the words, "Our first pandemic 2020." It's unclear whether it was actually hers, but a lot of critics sounded off on Twitter. They called her decision to post a photo of the tree bauble insensitive and tone-deaf, considering how many people have died during the pandemic.
Some who say they've personally experienced loss this year also spoke out against the celeb's social media post.
I have had personal loss of family members & friends who passed away & whose lives had been shattered due to covid. Its no laughing matter, maybe to U it's funny,but to me its NOT. Shame seeing there are people making excuses for sensitivity chip missing dumbass #jenniferaniston
But many have also come to the defense of the actor, saying that people are overreacting to the whole situation. A number are also pointing out that Aniston has been actively supporting those who are having a difficult time because of the global health crisis and national lockdowns, like small businesses.
@Ionelyandgreat I think it's beautiful, it's a memory, even though not a great one, there's nothing wrong with it!… https://t.co/BELXI20CJH
If you’re upset about Jennifer Aniston’s ornament Instagram story - let’s not forget how she plugged small business… https://t.co/HYNoO4i3la
— anna (jennifer aniston fan) (@anna (jennifer aniston fan))1609002416.0
In the past, Aniston has also been vocal about how serious COVID-19 is. In July, she shared a photo of a friend who had no underlying conditions, but was hard hit by the virus. She's also been an advocate for wearing masks.