Macy’s has been criticized over dinnerware that some social media users found to be entirely too insensitive. The “politically incorrect” message on the plates was just too much for some people, who demanded their removal from store shelves — and Macy’s quickly caved. But, there was something they didn’t know.

Alie Ward, a writer and the host of what she calls “a comedyish science podcast,” didn’t find any humor in dinner plates being sold at Macy’s. Disgusted by the message the dinnerware promoted, she quickly took to Twitter to ask her followers, “How can I get these plates from @Macys banned in all 50 states?” The answer to her question was the post itself. Read the full story here ▶