Rockefeller Center Clapped Back At People Bullying Their Raggedy Christmas Tree

As a New Yorker, I am proud of my city for many things. But I have never voluntarily braved a viewing of the Rockefeller Christmas tree (once or twice I have been dragged along). The crowds are not for the faint of heart. But still, when I saw that people were mocking the new tree for looking a bit bedraggled, I had a surge of anger.

Leave the tree alone! It had no choice in the matter and would probably rather be lodged in the ground right now than being mocked on social media

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Also, it was the home to a very cute owl

The adult male Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller after being discovered by a worker setting up the tree. The owl was taken to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in the Hudson Valley, where it is fattening up and getting ready to be released back into the wild. 

Well, the Rockefeller Christmas tree is responding to all the body shaming it has been receiving—and I am here for it. 

“Wow, you all must look great right after a two-day drive, huh? Just wait until I get my lights on! See you on December 2,” the tree wrote, ending the clap-back with a winky face. Take that! 

Other folks also felt defensive of the tree and took to Twitter to defend it. The Charlie Brown references were flowing. 

You know what? I’m inspired to get a less-than-perfect tree this year and lavish love on it. After all, it’s 2020. We all need some extra care right now.

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