Kmart's 41-Hour Black Friday Marathon Sparks Outrage

Shortly after Kmart announced yesterday that it would remain open for 41 hours starting at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, an uproar ensued on social media. Hundreds of users flooded the retailer's Facebook and Twitter page, threatening to boycott the store. Most people were angry that Kmart would ask employees to work on Thanksgiving, preventing them from spending the holiday with their families. People called the decision "heartless," "greedy," "shameful" and "disgusting."

"Shame on you, Kmart. I will never set foot in any of your stores again," wrote Tracy Lane on Kmart's Facebook page. "I have family members that work in retail and because of greedy retailers like you, [they] will not be able to spend the day with us." Story