Skip to comments.NBC Offends Black Musician With Fried-Chicken Cafeteria Special 'In Honor of Black History Month'
Posted on 02/04/2010 3:00:03 PM PST by Justaham
NBC -- in its News Division, at least -- has been very sensitive to racial matters since Don Imus was dismissed by MSNBC for jokingly using the phrase "nappy-headed hoes" to describe the Rutgers women's basketball team. Apparently, political sensitivity has not extended to the whole network.
Steve Krakauer at Mediaite reports that Questlove, the leader of the band for the late-night Jimmy Fallon show, complained to his more than 1 million followers on Twitter that NBC's cafeteria at 30 Rock in New York offered fried chicken "in honor of Black History Month."
NBC Universal replied on Twitter: "The sign in the NBCU cafeteria has been removed. We apologize for anyone who was offended by it." There's no word on whether the chicken special was removed along with the sign.
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Proving once again that it is the LEFT that are the racists.
If it was German history month and someone had German food on the menu no one would bat an eye.
What the freaking hell?
Nobody should do anything nice for anyone any more. That way, nobody will be offended.
[actually, it was the sign that was the snafu, not the food, IMHO, and if I’ve offended anyone with that statement, please accept my apologies, eat dirt and die!]
What ??? No watermelon for dessert ???
What, no watermelon?
There is nothing “black” about fried chicken.
and on March 17, we can readily assume the menu will be corned beef and cabbage. Sick to death of all this freakin sensitivity. Just a buncha crap.
But I DO wonder why they didn’t have watermelon on the menu ;)
I am offended every St Patricks day when corned beef and cabbage is served up. I feel as though my ancestors have been insulted. Especially if there is beer as well.
We got a second chance.
(Wait. Better not go there...)
“Jalapeno cornbread” is on the menu board.
Sounds pretty good to me. As long as its from an iron skillet and has a touch of sugar added to it.
“There is nothing black about fried chicken.”
Actually I agree with you, but it is funny to watch NBC squirm to their own tune of racism.
They’d just better not serve crackers during White History Month, or I’m gonna be ticked!!
When will these people ever get a life, get an education, and realize what is important in life?
So, just what is it about fried chicken that is racist? I grew up in the preintegration period in the mid-south when blacks and whites alike ate very delicious foods such as friend chicken, greens and watermelon. Jokes were made of both races for being backward, but we knew better.
I feel for the Admins having to keep hooligans like
you us in line. :)
Time to go. ...I know what I'm NOT having for supper.
I wonder if the movie Soul Food offended him as well...
“When will these people ever get a life, get an education, and realize what is important in life?”
Careful there, Sparky. These are the elites you’re talking about.
And no more burritos for Cinco de Mayo. That would indeed be racists.
“Proving once again that it is the LEFT that are the racists.”
I’ve worked with tons of liberals. By and large they are, at the very least, dismissive in their attitudes towards minorities in general. Their righteous indignation about racial issues is largely just an excuse to bash conservatives. It’s not authentic at all.
What the &*%$# is this %$#@head bitching about? I was raised in the South and I LOVE that menu. I wish I could get that at my cafeteria in Colorado.
Your ancestors wouldn’t have been insulted because corned beef is not now, nor ever was, an Irish dish. Matter of fact one would be hard pressed to find any Irish person who actually likes it, let alone purchase it. I have never seen it on a menu at any Irish restaurant or pub.
I truly don’t understand why this is demeaning.
If there was a German history month, and NBC’s cafeteria featured spaetzle, zauerbraten and weinerschnitzel, I would not be offended.
If in fact fried chicken is a popular food in black American culture, where is the insult?
Wow, I posted about German food before I even read your post.
Maybe he would rather have pork....
Come on, get over it. Chicken is not just for black people.
So if White History Month was ever celebrated would we be offended if they served steak and potato’s? Baked with everything on them ... maybe do a surf and turf????
Jalapeno cornbread...okay, let’s hear it from Mexicans?
I was once talking with a friend who is a big old democrat in California. She lamented that they always held the state RAT convention at the worst hotels, because they had to go to union hotels. I had to run out of the room laughing. Yes, you support people, but disparage them at the same time.
The only thing missing is watermelon.
At a former employer’s cafeteria, in liberal San Francisco, the special to honor Black History Month was ( I swear to God):
“Poke Chops, Greens and Watermelon.”
It didn’t go over well.
ask Fuzzy Zoeller about that.........
RE: “Is anyone else getting as tired of this PC crap as I am? “
No kidding. It’s just retarded.
And just to keep it real here for the challenged I was being facetious about the insult thing.
Yes, it is funny. Yankee city people, thinking country cooking is “black,” like they’ve never met country white people or country Mexican people or country Vietnamese people. (Well, Vietnamese cooking can get a little strange ...)
Fried chicken, greens, cornbread, and melon is what we ate when I was a girl in Missouri.
I guess they are so used to getting the Gubmit hand out of cash, they are just too good for Fried Chicken and Watermalon.
This not an issue that common folks gripe about. Now race baiters are jumping with glee......
i know. it’s really southern, as i can attest to many summers in alabama at my relatives. although black cuisine has heavily influenced southern cusine, fried chicken is not exclusively black for sure.
I’ve never known any white liberals that lived in predominately black communities. In fact, most of them lived in very affluent areas.
That's the truth. Food's food, if you're hungry.
When my kids say, "What's for dinner?" I always answer, "Food." "What kind of food?" "The kind of food you'll eat or do without!" Turns out that's just the kind of food they wanted ;-).