An image of a delayed shipment of Care Bears prompted Twitter commenters to joke that the beloved children’s toys were victims of America’s broken immigration system.
To illustrate pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, a CNBC segment that aired Thursday chronicled the stuffed animals’ arduous journey from factory floor to toy store.
LORD our immigration system has gotten really backlogged and broken
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 (@senatorshoshana) October 7, 2021
“It can take twice as long for a product like this Care Bear to get from a Chinese factory to this Learning Express store in Bedford, Massachusetts,” CNBC reporter Courtney Regan reported. “The journey costs toymaker Basic Fun 620% more.”
THE IMMIGRATION JOKE
Some conservative Twitter users ironically cast the stranded Care Bears as migrants caught up in the U.S. immigration system, which has been overwhelmed by a massive influx of asylum seekers and other migrants under the Biden administration.
- “TRIGGERED,” quipped Washington Examiner contributor Brad Polumbo on Twitter.