In honor of Black History Month, NBC had a special menu in their cafeteria today and lets just say they may have wanted to rethink it. While I would not call it racist, one can easily see where the menu does play to a certain racial stereotype. Needless to say several people noticed the faux pas and tweeted it out in cyberspace.
So who at NBC thought it would be a good idea for the special today to be, among other things, fried chicken, “in honor of Black History Month”?
Because, spoiler alert – it wasn’t a good idea at all. And now NBCU employee Questlove is bringing it to the attention of his 1 million plus Twitter followers.
Questlove, the band leader and drummer for The Roots (the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) tweeted this picture from the NBC Commissary at 30 Rock, with the comment: “Hmm HR?”
Luckily for NBC the chief who created the menu saved the day.
Can you imagine if this menu appeared at Fox News? I can almost hear Keith Olbermann’s phony righteous indignation. The funny thing is, if NBC had not written the “In Honor of Black History Month” part, they could have served this menu for the entire month of February without a peep. Political correctness and hyper racial sensitivity will be the death of us all.