If you believe GQ magazine, you should probably ruin your Trump-supporting family’s Thanksgiving holiday.
In an article posted Wednesday, the long-running men’s magazine tossed out several ways for you to sabotage your family’s holiday if they don’t agree with your politics.
What is the magazine suggesting?
The article, titled, “It’s Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump,” urges its readers to take a more aggressive stance on any inability to agree on politics in the family.
One of those suggestions is simply to not show up to Thanksgiving dinner.
Yes — GQ is apparently suggesting that its readers allow their loved ones to slave for 24 hours in a hot kitchen so they can go ahead and express their gratitude and familial Thanksgiving by being a no-show.
GQ’s Joe Berkowitz writes, “Don’t show up. For some parents, your absence will speak louder than any sodden arguments over the density of pumpkin pie. If you can’t even look them in the eye, they’ll know you mean business. Besides, Friendsgiving rules.”
Berkowitz’s second suggestion is more obvious: “Show up and be kind of an a**hole.”
What does that mean, according to Berkowitz?
“No hugs; only stiff, formal handshakes,” Berkowitz writes. “During the football game, talk about police brutality nonstop. Take any opportunity to emphasize just how much Bruce Springsteen and the entire E Street band loathes Trump. Come out as an aspiring professional DJ.”
The article’s third and final suggestion urges its readers to avoid all physical contact.
“Not even a handshake,” Berkowitz writes. “Just stare, disgustedly, at their outstretched arms.”