Twitter burns the 'New York Post' over story about Snoop Dogg smoking weed

Twitter burns the 'New York Post' over story about Snoop Dogg smoking weed
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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:

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.

“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?”

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.


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