Brittany Matthews Sympathy Tweet Backfires Amid Rising Inflation

Let's start Saturday with something that's just a bit more fun than all of the plague doom and gloom or the inevitability of an early exit from the playoffs for the Kansas City Chiefs . . . If they get there at all.

And so . . .

For a few cheap laughs we turn to the perennial homecoming queen of Kansas City . . .

Check this "sad clown" missive that seems to be asking for more than a bit of sympathy . . .

And that's where the fun starts . . . 

The better responses mostly served to SMACK DOWN the superstar QB wifey and social media influencer with sordid deets from REAL LIFE which offered a view of horrific American wealth disparity.

Check some of my faves . . .

"No money. No gas for the car. 4 kids and no real hope of Christmas for them. Paying the bills and got the food in the fridge tho. No health insurance, so I can't see a doctor. Is this what you're going through also?"

A rude clap back . . .

"I feel bad that ur the wife of one of the best NFL players and u prolly won’t have to work a day in your life, sad"

Actually, they're not married yet . . . And deets about the upcoming weekend are becoming increasingly scant as the "magical" date moves closer . . . And might or might not be pushed back again.

The meanest of the replies followed this tact . . . 

"Did Patrick finally come to his senses and leave you?"

Here's an outright savage mean tweet response . . . 

"Whats wrong? DidPatrick tell you too stay off tiktok? Did he kick Jackson too the curb? Maybe if you dive into being the soccer diva that you are and working on that would give you motivation to be classy not brassy."

To be fair, there was far more support from fans, like this tweet . . . 

"I'm truly sorry you're having a bad day and please don't let some of these comments get you down it doesn't matter how much money someone has problems still exist and people can't see that sometimes you and your family are in my prayers 💗"

There are many ways we could relate this topic to the real world endured by so many plebs on the streets of Kansas City but, for some reason, this conversation with class warfare undertones seems to offer insight on worsening inflation and economic tension endured by a growing number of Americans.

Read more via news links . . .

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Tucker Carlson: Inflation hurts you more than it hurts Biden, so he doesn't care

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Inflation Has Run Hot for a Long Time, and the Fed Knows It

Wall Street finally saw what America has been feeling. The 6.2% year-over-year surge in consumer prices during October stunned economists, rattled investors, and likely horrified policy makers. It marked the fifth straight month that the consumer-price index exceeded 5%, and signaled the largest jump in consumer price inflation since July 1982.

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