Whole Foods Bans Employees From Wearing Poppies


Whole Foods (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

Whole Foods (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

Things are stressful in the US right now, so let's take a minute to focus on the craziness happiness in our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada. It's brought on by an American company, but we'll just ignore that part.

In Canada, poppies are worn on Remembrance Day for veterans who died in war. It's been a thing most of the UK commonwealth nations since WWI. It's very standard -- on November 11, you wear a poppy to honor the dead. Done deal.

Until Whole Foods told Canadian employees that a poppy isn't in dress code and they aren't allowed to wear them, despite the fact that it's a really small little flower to honor people who gave their lives in battle for their nation. You can see how that would upset people. Canada is up in arms about it, no pun intended.

So far, the company won't say why they made the (terrible, bad, no good) decision.

Annual Remembrance Day Service And Parade

Annual Remembrance Day Service And Parade

LONDON - NOVEMBER 9: A former serviceman wears his medals as he prepares to march past The Cenotaph in Whitehall during the annual Remembrance Day service and parade November 9 2003 in London, England. The service included two minutes of silence with the members of the royal familly laying wreaths and taking part in a simple service to remember the dead from recent wars. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

ANZAC Day Remembered

ANZAC Day Remembered

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Poppies are placed beside the names of those who lost their lives on the Roll of Honour for World War I after the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial on April 25, 2008 in Canberra, Australia. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, with ANZAC Day marking the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand forces landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in World War I which resulted in the deaths of more than 8000 ANZACs. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)