The Funniest Tweets about Hobby Lobby Literally Smuggling Stolen Artifacts

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The Funniest Tweets about Hobby Lobby Literally Smuggling Stolen Artifacts

So, in case you missed it, apparently Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts store that hates birth control, literally enough to go to the Supreme Court to get out of providing its employees with birth control, spent $1.6 million on stolen Iraqi artifacts, including approximately 450 ancient cuneiform tablets and approximately 3,000 ancient clay bullae, which were smuggled into the United States through the United Arab Emirates and Israel. For its crimes the company has paid a fine of $3 million and forfeited the artifacts. Steve Green, Hobby Lobby’s president, said in a statement: “We should have exercised more oversight and carefully questioned how the acquisitions were handled.” The company claims it “was new to the world of acquiring these items, and did not fully appreciate the complexities of the acquisitions process,” which “resulted in some regrettable mistakes.” What makes this even weirder is that, although there’s no absolutely proof any of the dealers or smugglers Hobby Lobby worked with were connected to ISIS, the sale of such antiquities has been one of the ways the terrorist group has financed itself, according to the Washington Post. Clearly this has all the makings of a story that would burn up Twitter for hours, and the good people of that social media app did not disappoint. Here’s what Twitter had to say:

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