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Jennifer Aniston Fiercely Divides The Internet With Her Morbid 2020 Christmas Ornament


Jennifer Aniston recently shared her gallows humor in an Instagram post. Not everyone found it funny.

The post caused a major backlash on the internet.

Aniston is a relative newcomer to Instagram after having joined the platform last October with this fabulous Friends reunion post.


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She seemed to be doing fine interacting with her IG followers without much controversy.

But a year and 45 posts later, it seemed the Along Came Polly actress struggled to connect to several of her 36 million followers with her recent share on Instagram Story.

She took a photo of an ornament that had the following inscription:

“Our first pandemic 2020.”


Fans were divided over the holiday ornament.

One camp was offended. 

They interpreted the inscription as glorifying the global health crisis.

Over 1.7 million people have died worldwide.



While the other recognized Aniston’s brand of humor.

They cited the need for levity during what has been a harrowing year.

In June, Aniston took the opportunity to use her social media platform to demonstrate her advocacy for wearing masks to help slow the spread of infections so hospitals would not be overwhelmed.

The co-founder of Echo Films wrote in a post:

“I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion.”

“And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough.” ⠀

She continued:

“I really do believe in the basic goodness of people so I know we can all do this BUT still, there are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve, and keep each other safe.”

“People seem worried about their ‘rights being taken away’ by being asked to wear a mask. This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of peoples’ lives. And it really shouldn’t be a debate.”

“If you care about human life, please… just #wearadamnmask and encourage those around you to do the same.”⠀


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Plenty of people supported the actress in light of the controversial ornament photo.


The mixed reactions to her post indicate not everyone is ready to see any humor during what is still a period of grief and mourning for many people.

Over 335,000 people have died in the United States—over 18% of all deaths worldwide. In contrast, the USA only accounts for about 4% of the Earth’s total population.

Koh Mochizuki

Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1