NBC Cafeteria Celebrates Black History Month With Fried Chicken Special (Update)

So who at NBC thought it would be a good idea for the special today to be, among other things, fried chicken, “in honor of Black History Month”?

Because, spoiler alert – it wasn’t a good idea at all. And now NBCU employee Questlove is bringing it to the attention of his 1 million plus Twitter followers.

Questlove, the band leader and drummer for The Roots (the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) tweeted this picture from the NBC Commissary at 30 Rock, with the comment: “Hmm HR?”

(And he wasn’t the only employee to notice.)

This probably won’t end well.

> Update: @NBCU just tweeted:

@questlove – The sign in the NBCU cafeteria has been removed. We apologize for anyone who was offended by it.

This Twitter feed appears to have been started just to tweet this was set up a few months ago, but was used for the first time today.

> Update at 5:30: NBC-owned (an “African American Breaking News and Opinion” site), has a response from the chef who came up with the meal and made the sign. In part:

It’s not trying to offend anybody and it’s not trying to suggest that that’s all that African-Americans eat. It’s just a good meal.

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