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Parody presidential campaign merchandise is a dime a dozen these days, and virtually no candidate or past candidate (sorry, Ted Cruz) has been left unscathed. So when a New York women wore a parody hat of Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan, she had no idea she would get death threats.
In an interview with The New York Times earlier today, 22-year-old Krystal Lake said that the social media attacks started rolling in after someone posted a photo of her at work wearing a hat that said "America Was Never Great" to Twitter.
"They were actually threatening to kill me over a hat," Lake said in the interview. "I couldn't believe it. I was calling my best friend and I was like, ‘How is this happening? It's just a hat.' "
Lake, an African-American woman, said that she custom-made the hat because she felt like Trump's slogan was dismissive and did not take into account America's problematic past, especially when it comes to the treatment of minorities.
But hey, Lake isn't the first one to parody the hell out of Trump's notorious red hat. There are so many spoofs of it on the Internet that it's hard to keep up.
There are ones that poke fun at Trump's Mexico border comments:
Tributes to much simpler times, when baseball caps were just baseball caps:
Here's a preview of an upcoming shirt design... pic.twitter.com/aTWuiXR4Ci— A̕.̢́ ͏͘Ķ̕͝o͜f͢͝ord (@apelad) March 18, 2016
There's even a virtual Trump hat generator on the Washington Post's website. Here's one I made: