I recently read this article by the Washington Post which compares the premise of the Hunger Games (rich citizens forcing poor citizens to fight one another to the death for their own entertainment while they watch from a comfortable distance) to Black Friday brawl videos. I had never thought much about these videos before except that they seemed to me like a grotesque display of American consumerism. After reading the article, I started to realize just how pervasive these videos were. I was seeing them everywhere, on every news channel, even during prime time. The news channels were using these fights like national headlines, some even choosing to prioritize Black Friday brawls over the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado, which struck me the most. I just want to take this time to warn any readers against the dangers of indulging in these videos. They are not without a heavy load of classism, and, much like the Hunger games, are used for the entertainment of nightly news watchers through the shaming and embarrassment of the lower class, for whom these deals are able to make a huge difference in their ability to provide presents for their children on christmas.