Cook defends fried chicken choice for Black History Month menu
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By Mara Schiavocampo
5:05 PM on 02/04/2010
It may have seemed like an innocent tweet. But when you have more than a million followers, it's never that simple.
Questlove, the drummer for the Roots - now the house band for The Jimmy Fallon Show - was grabbing a bite at the NBC commissary Thursday, when a certain lunch special caught his eye. He snapped a photo of the sign, and tweeted it.
Underneath the picture he included the caption "Hmm HR?" - signaling that he may have been offended by the idea that Black History Month should be honored with fried chicken and collard greens. Some of his 1.3 million followers agreed, posting comments like "They wrong...Somebody get Al Sharpton on the phone" - while others didn't see the big deal, writing "It is a representation of Black food historically."
Within minutes the sign was gone from the commissary
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