Chick-fil-A has come under fire for a tweet that social media users said sparked a Twitter user’s run out.
a twitter user tweeted Friday at the fast-food chain: “Grilled Spicy Deluxe but Still Spicy Nuggets … @chickfila … ..”
In direct response, Chick-fil-A’s official Twitter account replied, “Your community will be the first to know if spicy items have been added to the permanent menu, don!”
While the initial tweet had only six replies, Chick-fil-A’s response garnered over 700 replies and 4,300 quotes for the likes of the tweets. Several Twitter users called out the account’s decision to use the term “your community”, questioning whether it was targeting the identity of the user, who appears to be black.
What do you mean by “your community”??????? One Tweet Reading.
another user wrote: “Your community? I’d need an explanation for that comment. ‘Our’ community wouldn’t want to think there was some racial undertone behind it.”
“Chic… that’s not a good look. What specifically did you mean by that?” One user asked a question Tweet,
Other users have pointed out that this is a common reaction from the fast-food chain’s social media accounts. One shared a screenshot of the other Tweet From Chick-fil-A late last month.
The user wrote, “All jokes aside, they reply like this over and over again.”
Another user shared a screenshot of a series of tweets from Chick-fil-A responding to other Twitter users, highlighting messages that mention the word “community”. With screenshot, user wrote “You are all hilarious” with a laughing emoji.
“The response was a poor choice of words, but was not intended to be insensitive or offensive in any way,” a spokesperson told “Today” in a statement. “We often use the word ‘community’ in a broader sense to talk about the places where we operate restaurants and serve the surrounding community.”
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