Protesters to roast Obama Fried Chicken
Protesters intend to rally outside a Brooklyn fried chicken restaurant Monday afternoon that uses Obama in its name, a gimmick they say reeks of racism.
As of Sunday night, Obama Fried Chicken in Brownsville had not swapped its name to Popular Fried Chicken as it promised to do in response to community pressure, said Kevin McCall, head of Brooklyn East New York Crisis Team, an advocacy group.
Black people have been connected to fried chicken for years, McCall said. Were going to be out there in numbers.
The restaurants owner could not be reached for comment Sunday. Last week, the stores manager said the proprietor was an Obama supporter, but would change the name by Sunday.The White House discourages the use of a presidents name for advertising, said Moira Mack, a spokeswoman.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn) are among those slated to attend the protest, McCall said.