Economics/Class Relations

Fran Drescher and Britney Spears Call for a General Strike, and Twitter Loves It

Sometimes leadership can come from strange places.

By Chelsey Sanchez

Harpers’ Bazaar

A pandemic, it seems, has a funny way of exposing the world’s true colors. College students are stripped down to their selfish cores as they prioritize frolicking across Miami beaches over the health of literally everybody else. Certain employers still encourage their employees to show up to work, personal health and viral outbreaks be damned. And Donald Trump—wait, no, Trump is pretty much exactly who we thought he was.

A pleasant surprise, at least, has been the proletariat heroes-in-the-making manifested in Britney Spears and Fran Drescher. Via their respective social media accounts, both celebrities recently amplified calls for a general strike and a redistribution of wealth, demands popularly seen in Marxist trends of thought.

Spears posted a quote from writer Mimi Zhu, which partially read, “We [will] feed each other, re-distribute wealth, strike. We will understand our own importance from the places we must stay. Communion moves beyond walls. We can still be together.”


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