Chick-fil-A’s Racist Tweet


A black Twitter user tweeted at Chick-fil-A: “grilled spicy deluxe but still noooo spicy nuggets”

The official Twitter account for Chick-fil-A responded:

“Your community will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu, Don!”

Neither the fast-food giant nor I are assuming that Don is black, the @KANYEISMYDAD account features a profile pic of a black man. Speaking only for myself as a non-black person, I would never name my Twitter account “KANYEISMYDAD”, although I might use the “KANYEISMYUNCLETOM” handle.

The fast-food behemoth shouldn’t feed into the pervasive racial stereotype that black folks love them some spicy fried chicken,

Don may love spicy friend chicken and Kanye West, but not every black person loves fried spicy chicken, and a hell of a lot of African American hate the Trump-loving rapper.

Chick-fil-A should offer a fulsome apology to African Americans for tweeting “your community.” They should have tweeted:

Don, we feel you, and you will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu.

One thought on “Chick-fil-A’s Racist Tweet

  1. R Hay says:

    Well said, Robert. It’s appalling that a corporate Chick-Fil-A sponsored account would racially profile Don’s account, then shamelessly respond in an overtly racist manner. I keep hoping that America’s complex and profound racism problem will resolve, but that’s clearly not happening. There’s so much ignorance and petty hatred from people who call themselves “Christians.” And Jesus wept…

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