I heard about this a couple of weeks ago but just got around to publishing the information….fasten your seat belt!:
A UK Krispy Kreme branch apologized for a promotion created to draw more kids into its store during Britain’s half-term, a short holiday for students in the middle of each three periods into which the school year is divided.
The branch created a series of promotion events that included “KKK Wednesday,” which was planned on running at the Hull branch in Britain from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. However, the branch apparently did not realize what the acronym is synonymous with.
Facebook followers quickly pointed out that KKK stands for the Ku Klux Klan, a racially-charged American hate group that has committed unspeakable crimes against African-Americans, among others.
The company originally planned to use KKK as the “Krispy Kreme Klub.” Other acitivities during the county’s half-term, which runs from Feb. 16 to Feb. 22nd, included Funday Monday, Coloring Tuesday, Face Painting Thursday, Balloon Madness and Board Games Galore.
A company spokeswoman told The Daily Mirror the company apologizes for “unreservedly for the inappropriate name of a customer promotion at one of our stores.”
The spokeswoman also said the material for the promotion was withdrawn and “an internal investigation is currently underway.” (end of article)
Z: “an internal investigation..” about WHAT? A simple mistake from the British who don’t know from the KKK anyway? Have we become THIS NUTS? NOBODY wants to bring up the KKK in any way, but ONE STORE used this bad choice of a name for a special few days and they’re INVESTIGATING? Let me be their consultant and get paid for the “investigation”…Here goes: IT WAS AN INNOCENT MISTAKE.
GeeeeZ. How sensitive can we ALL GET???? Can we recover from this idiocy!!?