The world was full of toxic trolls long before comment sections (looking at you, comment section). People found reasons to sneer at light bulbs, needlessly gender umbrellas and teddy bears, and even approach cheeseburgers with skepticism. Here are a few modern comforts and conveniences that people recoiled at in their early stages:

REFRIGERATORS CRACKED .COM Ice block deliverymen were decimated by the refrigerator, and forced to evolve into ice cream men -- but not at first. Before the mass production of Freon dropped prices, a commercial fridge cost $520 (more than a Ford Model T).

UMBRELLAS CRACKED.COM In the 1750's, Jonas Hanway was the first Brit brave enough to take this French contraption to the streets. Everyone mistook it for a parasol, and threw literal trash at the mincing Frenchman. He was once attacked by a hansom cab driver, and responded by beating the sh* out of the guy with his umbrella.

Source: Atlas Obscura

TEDDY BEARS COM One Michigan pastor, Michael Esper, warned his congregation that the cursed bear is going to be a factor in the race suicide problem by destroying motherly instincts in little girls. The Idaho Recorder further explained: He can't wear pretty frocks and dainty underwear. Hence she loses the education involved in dainty garments.
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