Wealthy Illinois city cancels "poverty simulation" after an "overwhelming onslaught" of negative reaction
· Sep 10, 2023 · NottheBee.com

I don't know whose idea this was but I gotta assume that guy isn't in charge of ideas anymore:

A wealthy Chicago suburb has been forced to cancel a ‘poverty simulation' event following furious backlash for hosting it at a country club.

The City of Highland Park, Illinois partnered with The Alliance for Human Services and several other community organizations to put on the event which was scheduled for Saturday at the Highland Park Country Club.

Look: They even created a cute little invite!

So sweet. Apparently the little activity would "put [participants] into situations in which they do not have enough resources and are forced to make difficult choices that can negatively impact them and their families." You know, just like poor people. It's immersive. You get to live like the 99%.

Well, not exactly. It was going to be held at the Highland Park Country Club, which has a decidedly non-99% interior:

Well, you gotta set the mood!

Sadly, it was not to be. Apparently, for some odd reason, there was "an overwhelming onslaught" of negative public "misinformation" in response to the event. (I think when they say "misinformation" here, they just mean people making fun of them.) So they cancelled it.

Among the reams of negative reaction on social media, one fellow envisioned the whole thing best:

Don't worry, Highland Park — if you want to know how it is to be poor, you can always go down to the Norfolk Southern tracks, build a fire, open a can of beans, and live like a hobo for a night!

Don't forget to bring your $500 REI sleeping bag so you'll be comfortable!

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