Americans Mock Empty Shelves on Social Media As Supply Chain Crisis Continues in US (+VIdeo)

Americans Mock Empty Shelves on Social Media As Supply Chain Crisis Continues in US (+VIdeo)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – #BareShelvesBiden became one of Twitter’s top political trending topics as Americans posted photos of empty supermarket shelves amid continuous supply chain issues in the US.

Since the pandemic and supply-chain crisis began, grocery shop shortages have been nothing new in the US. But shelves appeared particularly bare this week, when the country's north was hit by the first snowstorm of the season, and the threat of additional snow in the nearest future.

The phrase was used by social media users to chastise President Joe Biden for bare shelves and soaring prices due to recent snowstorms in the north, and partly because before Christmas, Biden had praised his administration's progress in resolving supply chain difficulties that have particularly resulted in consumer product shortages, increased prices for Americans, and contributed significantly to the country's high levels of inflation, Sputnik reported.


Users shared already well-known memes, which first began to spread back in October. Key conservative influencers on Twitter urged their followers to promote a new hashtag with reposts and likes, instead of #EmptyShelvesJoe which gained traction in late autumn.

However, most of the users who supported the hashtag sent photos of empty or half-empty shelves in their supermarkets under it.

The trending hashtag also made users think of the Buddy Brown song from YouTube, which gained some popularity in October when delivery delays were caused by dozens of big ships stalled in traffic congestion off the Los Angeles coast, waiting to dock and discharge products such as toasters, sneakers, bicycles, and vehicles.

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