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Conservatives Call For Hobby Lobby Boycott After Being Tricked By AI Photos Of 'Satanic' Crafts

Christians were tricked into calling for a boycott of the right-wing company thanks to AI art showing demonic sculptures on store shelves.

Hobby Lobby; Baphomet statues in AI-generated photos
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It's official, right-wingers are so obsessed with boycotts they're now eating their own. First, they launched a boycott against Christian-led, outspokenly Republican chicken chain Chick-Fil-A.

Now, they're turning on Hobby Lobby, the craft store so conservative it sparked a 2014 Supreme Court case that resulted in companies being allowed to deny employees health insurance coverage for birth control as mandated in the Affordable Care Act.

Who wants to bet Viagra was exempt from that...?

There is one major distinction between conservatives' boycott of Chick-Fil-A and their new bugaboo with Hobby Lobby, however. Whereas the former was based on an actual event—the company's formation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion department—the latter is based on a prank that they all fell for.

Someone used AI to create photos of "Satanic" crafts on sale at Hobby Lobby. Conservatives have fallen for it hook, line and sinker.

And boy howdy, are they hoppin' mad about it.


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The images show statues of Baphomet, an occult symbol many Christians believe to be Satanic, sitting on shelves of a craft store.

The pictures first appeared on the Reddit and Facebook accounts of their creator, Jennifer Vinyard, who used AI platform Midjourney to make them.

She posted them with the perfect one-liner.

“I think we need to talk about what is going on at Hobby Lobby… won’t somebody please think of the children!?"

Unsurprisingly, that line led them right into the hands of conservative Christians, despite the photos being posted in a Facebook group literally called AI Art Universe.

People have been having fun egging right-wingers on with posts about the AI images.

Seems the "do your own research" crowd is bad at doing research.