Boston suffered a tragedy in April of this year. The events of Marathon Monday in Boston won’t soon be forgotten, but is the media, and Boston community capitalizing on the tragedy?
Since April, the term “Boston Strong” has been used all over the Commonwealth as a phrase intended to incite unity and pride. From t-shirts, banners, commercials, and nightly news segments, to bumper stickers and tattoos, native Bostonians and the media therein have taken use of the term to extremes. What started as a way to show that we are more than, better than, and bigger than any tragedy that befalls us, has become a money making scheme. Do you agree with the commercialization of a sentiment? Or do you think that it should be reserved for fall out from Marathon Monday? Are people taking it too far?