Is Scranton the Worst City in Pennsylvania?
A chart made by a popular Instagrammer started trending on Twitter Tuesday night.
Created by Matt Shirley (@mattsurelee) way back in October 2019, the chart is actually a map that identifies the worst city in every state in the US. Shirley asked his followers to chime in and name the worst city.
And for Pennsylvania, Shirley’s followers picked … Scranton.
Here’s the map he created:
Let’s tackle the “Is Scranton really the worst city in Pennsylvania” debate in a moment.
First, to show you how stupid Twitter can be at times (a lot of times), this months-old Instagram post became popular once again because people on Twitter weren’t aware that Scranton was real.
They actually believed Scranton was a fictitious place created for The Office.
User @jinwoosluv says:
Scranton is trending because people are learning its an actual place and not just from the office?? As a Pennsylvanian I'm here to tell you it's a shitty place
— 𝘒𝘢𝘵🌸 (@jinwoosluv) May 27, 2020
Another user @AlexontheMic confirms the fact that Scranton is real with some personal details we didn’t need to know and doesn’t really confirm its reality:
I see some of you are just learning that Scranton, PA is a real place and not just from "The Office." Clearly none of you went to the Teen Baptist conferences there like I did and honestly what a shame.
— Alex Gervasi (@AlexontheMic) May 27, 2020
And @camscreamsalot says:
I have said it for years but the idea of people wanting to come visit Scranton as a vacation because of THE OFFICE is WHACK concept to me as someone who's lived here my entire life
— 🌻 cam @ i miss pyxis 🌻 (@camscreamsalot) May 27, 2020
We tend to agree with @AllSeeingFry here:
People are just now realizing Scranton is a real place. These people are allowed to vote. Think about that…
— 🛫 Pierce 🛬 (@AllSeeingFry) May 27, 2020
For real, folks. Pick up a damn map. Run a Google search or something.
Scranton is real and it’s specta- … OK, it’s not spectacular but of course, it’s very real.
Is Scranton Really the Worst City in Pennsylvania?
The real question here is: Is Scranton really the worst city in Pennsylvania? Let’s take a look at some other options here:
Sure, it’s seen better and more prosperous days in its history, but the worst?
Not Wilkes-Barre? What about Hazleton? Maybe Shamokin? Allentown, maybe? Perhaps Reading?
Are there cities on the other side of the state besides Pittsburgh?
Lots of candidates to choose from here in PA.
What do you think?
Is Scranton really the worst city in Pennsylvania? Let us know in the Comments section below.
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