Twitter burns the 'New York Post' over story about Snoop Dogg smoking weed
The New York Post on Monday published a featured story about Snoop Dogg smoking marijuana before Sunday’s Super Bowl Halftime Show and got absolutely torched for it on social media.
Footage of the rapper hitting a joint is below:
Warming up before going on stage for the Halftime Show.pic.twitter.com/dKs6AAzjK8— Rafa El Alcalde (@Rafa El Alcalde) 1644802213
Scores of Twitter users lambasted the tabloid – which is based in New York City, where recreational cannabis use is legal – for making a spectacle out of Snoop Dogg puffing a joint before going on stage in California, where weed is also legal and Super Bowl LVI took place.
Dave Zirin, the sports editor at The Nation, shared some particularly harsh criticism of the piece.
"In more breaking news, the New York Post also wants you to know that the devil's rum and 'jazz cigarettes' were also witnessed backstage,” he tweeted.
In more breaking news, the New York Post also wants you to know that the devil's rum and "jazz cigarettes" were also witnessed backstage.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1493226824536580101\u00a0\u2026— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin) 1644854168
“So typical how this sh*tty paper gets perpetually outraged over ‘Black people behaving badly’ while caping for rapists and insurrectionists. Quite the moral compass over at the Post,” Zirin continued, adding, “can we also have some compassionate understanding that maybe performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl might be a tad stressful?”
So typical how this shitty paper gets perpetually outraged over "Black people behaving badly" while caping for rapists and insurrectionists. Quite the moral compass over at the Post.— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin) 1644854303
And can we also have some compassionate understanding that maybe performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl might be a tad stressful?— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin) 1644854364
Others were wondering why the Post considered Snoop Dogg smoking pot to be news, considering how open he has been about his relationship with the medicinal plant.
He may have a prescription or whatever; but if you ever thought Snoop didn't have one rolled and ready for any situation then you aren't familiar with Snoop...it's a given.— PumpUpTheVol80s (@PumpUpTheVol80s) 1644857884
Just told NYP. Why even say its news. We all know who he is!! Old News!!— Patricia70 (@Patricia70) 1644859326
Yep, just like millions of Americans before they go to work, or to dinner, or to wind down in the evening. It is also legal in California.— Rich Perkins (@Rich Perkins) 1644859034
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