Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   TV Ratings News   Entertainment News   RealityTVDB   POP Hollywood   Spoiler News
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Quirky NEWS

Store used Obama sign to sell chicken


UPI News Service, 02/22/2013 

A Whole Foods store in New York took down a sign that used an image of President Barack Obama to promote a sale on chicken.

ADVERTISEMENT
The Upper West Side store pulled the advertisement and apologized for any offense caused by the sign after customers complained, WNBC-TV, New York, reported Friday.

The sign, created by a store artist, was removed "once it was brought to our attention by a shopper that it may be perceived as offensive," a Whole Foods spokesman said.

"There was no disrespect meant at all," the spokesman said.

Customers were split on whether there were racist connotations to the sign.

"There are certain things that have been used to put down black people," Woody Henderson told WNBC.

"Even if he's not the president, you're going to have an African-American promoting the sale of chicken? They can do better than that," Jason Nunez said.

However, some said they did not see the sign as offensive.

"Obviously it looks like the president but I don't think it's racist," Joseph Joshua said to the television station.



Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.




Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr








Take Our User Survey





Page generated Fri Dec 02, 2016 21:41 pm in 1.2780179977417 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed



Page fetched in 1.2943880558014 seconds