What do people hate the most on the internet? Fake news? Trolls? Yes, they hate all of the above, but most of all… people hate spoilers. And if you ever try to spoil the people’s beloved Stranger Things, you are one heartless soul.
Well one police department in Michigan, namely the East Lansing PD, has decided to use the threat of spoilers to their advantage. Recently, on Twitter, the police deparment made the announcement that they would be spoiling season 2 of Stranger Things for any criminals unlucky enough to be placed in their jail.
We've taped Stranger Things spoilers all over the walls of our jail this week. Some extra motivation for you to not end up there. pic.twitter.com/SEbRlXx4BJ
— East Lansing Police (@EastLansingPD) November 5, 2017
The internet was divided on this… is this a fair punishment or do the criminals deserve this strange type of justice?
Now THAT is cruel!!!! 🙂
— Alexandra Ilitch (@WLNSAlexandra) November 5, 2017
Y'all breaking the law pic.twitter.com/6YyrxzfdPH
— yungDiCaprio (@Gvendel18) November 7, 2017
I see Eighth Amendment lawsuits a-comin'
— Perfesser Getz (@nealgetz) November 6, 2017
Most people were in support of the idea.. I mean they are criminals, so who really cares if the trill of season two is stolen from them.
I love you guys for this! 😂
— LorenHO HO HO 🎅🎁 (@lorenzomigz26) November 7, 2017
You guys are freakin badass!!!
— Jesse Jenson (@AngryMade) November 7, 2017
The police department did later clarify that this was a joke, but people did point out that the threat was poorly timed.
Anyone who hasn’t watched Stranger things deserves to be imprisoned anyways.
— Ginger Tweet God 🌐 (@Skipaleeto0799) November 7, 2017
Wait, People didn't already binge it on the first night? Weird.
— LurkingGrue (@LurkingGrue) November 6, 2017
So perhaps this time it was just a joke, but we think that in the future maybe some jails should utilise this technique to their advantage!
What do you think?