Black Friday has already deepened the irony of Thanksgiving: Thursday is for giving thanks, Friday is for merciless shopping. But Friday is no longer enough, as opening hours have seeped into early Thanksgiving Day, forcing retail workers to sacrifice their holiday.
The Daily Show’s correspondent Lewis Black addresses the cause of this backward tradition, with malls demanding stores to open shop on the holiday, thus demanding employees to work. Still, news outlets argue that companies should be allowed to choose their own hours of operation, some even saying that to oppose Black Thursday/Friday is to oppose capitalism.
Watch the spirited correspondent take on the shopping tradition in this clip: