Japanese decluttering and life organization guru and author Marie Kondo has become a bit of a sensation with her Netflix series "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo", although she seems to face some criticism centered on her advice that people "ideally" keep less than thirty books and perhaps those who welcome the clutter in their life.

American political activist and author Barbara Ehrenreich, however, is taking some internet backlash after criticizing the Netflix show, its host, and apparently the future of the United States in general in a now deleted Tweet that reads “I will be convinced that America is not in decline only when our de-cluttering guru Marie Kondo learns to speak English."

The initial Tweet was deleted after an understandable wave of responses from Twitter users slamming Ehrenreich's Tweet as shamelessly xenophobic and racist, but her attempt to clarify her comments seemed only to double down on her disdain for a Japanese person speaking Japanese and relying on a translator to communicate with an English-speaking audience.

Eventually, Ehrenreich says that the initial Tweets were a joke and attempt at "subtle humor", and while it's not unheard of for styles of humor to not translate well on Twitter, the overwhelming consensus was that: If was indeed a joke, it was in awful taste, and if it wasn't a joke--well, that speaks for itself.

Like much discourse on Twitter, the conversation did not spark joy.

By - Big Neko.

h/t: Nextshark
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