Seattle's Pike Place Market virtue signaling for Juneteenth invites social media mockery

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The sign for Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market was dimmed for Juneteenth so that only the letters B,L, and M were visible on Saturday.

The official account for the market tweeted, “Today is Juneteenth. In recognition of its significance, we are dimming the lights of our Public Market Center Clock & Sign to show only BLM.”

However, the virtue signaling effort was the victim of online mockery due to the fact that the letters appeared to spell MBL instead of BLM for Black Lives Matter.

Pike Place Market is one of Seattle’s most popular tourist spots with over 10 million visitors per year. The market opened in 1907 and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in America.

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