Chick-fil-A apologized for a “poor choice of words” after the Twitter mob accused the popular fast-food chain of racism.
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When one user named “Don” tagged Chick-fil-A in a tweet pleading for “spicy nuggets,” the company responded, “Your community will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu, Don!”
The user, whose handle is “@KANYEISMYDAD,” responded, “my community?????”
Your community will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu, Don!— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) September 9, 2022
It included a short video that has been viewed over 1 million times.
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“Your community? I’m gonna need explanation for that comment. ‘Our’ community wouldn’t wanna think that there was some racial undertones behind that,” one person wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Another user pointed out this is a common response but Chick-fil-A:
All jokes aside, they reply like this frequently. pic.twitter.com/RWmEyGDpud— FixItJesus (@FactsinatedbyTV) September 10, 2022
Regardless Chick-fil-a apologized to the Twitter mob.
“The response was a poor choice of words but was not intended in any way to be insensitive or disrespectful,” a spokesperson told “TODAY” in a statement. “We often use the term ‘community’ in a broader sense to talk about places where we operate restaurants and serve the surrounding community.”