NY Mag’s Jonathan Chait Mocks Family of 11 for Buying 12 Gallons of Milk

November 5th, 2021 11:03 AM

A New York Magazine writer tried to mock a family of 11 struggling with inflation because of their weekly purchase of 12 gallons of milk.

The mother of the big family, Krista Stotler said during a CNN interview that “‘A gallon of milk was $1.99. Now it’s $2.79. When you buy 12 gallons a week, times four weeks, that’s a lot of money.’” Twitter negatively portrayed the family’s purchase of 12 gallons: “A CNN segment analyzing 'how badly inflation is hitting the middle class' has some discussing why the family featured purchases 12 gallons of milk per week.”

As Mediaite clearly explained concerning the eleven-member family, “each individual is drinking roughly a gallon of milk.” That context didn’t matter to leftist elitists on Twitter who attacked the family for allegedly being excessive. One of them was New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait, who spewed on Twitter: “12 gallons of milk a week may sound like a lot, but they've actually had to cut out their milk baths on alternate days.”



The tweet deservedly got ratioed with over 1,600 comments and just over 500 likes so far. Chait got ripped by other Twitter personalities who called him out for his misplaced swipe at the Stotlers.

YouTube host Lauren Chen didn’t pull any punches in response: “Are you really mocking a family for the amount of groceries they buy to feed their adoptive children? Is this a thing you've really chosen to do?”

Pluribus Editor Jeryl Bier countered Chait: “how much milk should 9 children drink?”

Mediaite writer Colby Hall also rebuked Chait: “[T]hey are caring for nine kids, six from adoption and one in foster care. but go ahead and mock them. Doesn’t at all confirm any stereotypes.” 

Superintendent for the New York-based Kiryas Joel School District Joel Petlin snarked: “Is @jonathanchait really mocking a large family who adopted many children because of their weekly milk consumption? Some people are lactose intolerant. He's just intolerant.”

Conservatives are under attack. Contact New York Magazine at comments@nymag.com and demand it denounce Chait’s elitist swipe.