NBC Serves Fried Chicken to Honor Black History Month

A move that doesn't go over well once it hits Twitter
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 6:12 PM CST
Spotted in the NBC cafeteria at 30 Rock.   (Twitpic)

(Newser) – The NBC commissary at 30 Rock is catching plenty of flak after an employee snapped a photo of the day's special—fried chicken, collard greens, and black-eyed peas "in honor of Black History Month"—then shared it with his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Questlove, the drummer for Jimmy Fallon's house band, the Roots, tacked on the comment, "Hmm HR?" notes Mediaite. The sign was taken down soon after.

But the woman behind the menu doesn't see any reason for the brouhaha, adds The Grio. "It’s not trying to offend anybody and it’s not trying to suggest that that’s all that African-Americans eat," says chef Leslie Calhoun, who happens to be black. "It’s just a good meal."

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