Right-Wing Comic Cracks ‘Overtly’ Racist Joke As Newsmax Bit Goes Off The Rails
A comic on Newsmax is getting panned on Twitter after making what critics condemned as an “overtly” racist joke about fried chicken on Thursday.
The fast-food company, once beloved by conservatives, has become the latest target of right-wing cancel-culture for having a fairly standard workplace policy on diversity, equity and inclusion. The right freaked out further after video resurfaced of CEO Dan Cathy shining a Black man’s shoes as he spoke out against racism in 2020, after the murder of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.
Mayr called the clip “humiliating,” according to video posted on Mediaite, before taking it further: “I’m hesitant to make a fried chicken joke, but they sell fried chicken. I don’t know how much more inclusive we can get here.”
Critics were quick to call her out: