So I Guess The Question Is Do They Serve Fried Chicken In Prison?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I waited a bit to post this because the only video out there had some bad audio, but luckily reader Adam came through for us. Here's the Arthur Blank "Fried Chicken" comment from last night....



Talk about a poor choice of words. I honestly don't think he meant it in the way everyone thinks he did, but he could have just gone with Grilled Cheese and been okay. As far as Roddy White....I can understand a teammate wanting to show support, but couldn't he have done it with a "We Love You Mike Vick" shirt instead of the one he chose?

Falcons WRs Think Vick Should Be Freed? Really? (The Sporting Blog)

10 Comments:

Avon Barksdale used to have KFC smuggled into prison for him. The Wire is way better than real life.

GMoney said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:54:00 PM  

Soooo, black people don't eat fried chicken?

Italians don't eat pasta either.

This PC shit has gone too far.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:18:00 PM  

I hate this whole racial bullcrap. Doesn;t any other white person like me enjoy fried chicken too??? Give me a freaking break. Just because someone says that some black person shouldn't eat fried chicken in order to stay healthy to play football again is in no way a racial statement. If you think that is racial, then you yourself are the racist. I reaking LOVE fried chicken and I am as white as Mike Vick's eyes. Whoops, did I say that? Sorry, call me a racist then!!!!

Stew said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:23:00 PM  

I am Italian and, sniff, I had to stop eating gabbagool because, sniff, people were so mean on TV about Italians eating it.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 11, 2007, 5:16:00 PM  

AA and ESPN apparently not from the south. Everybody eats fried chicken.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 6:34:00 PM  

Get the fuck over it. Chick Fil A is a dominant corporate presence in Atlanta. They sponsor tons of sports-related events, including those at the Georgia Dome. Why wouldn't he think of this form of fast food in forming an answer to the question of Vick's literal fitness three years hence?

Grow up.

Ed said...
Dec 12, 2007, 3:46:00 AM  

Come on ....Of all foods he just happens to pick fried chicken.....why not watermelon while he's at...or why not say Vick may become "lazy" in prison...come on people its easy to be sick of PC crap when youre not the target...

Blank's comment may have been inadvertent or innocuous but please lets not be naive...Blank picked the first thing that came to mind when dealing with black people and food...and excuse me Blank was not raised in the "south " he was raised in Long Island NY and graduated from boston college

That said is the issue overblown, yes, does that mean stereotyping is any less hurtful NO!!!

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Dec 12, 2007, 8:15:00 AM  

What in the hell is wrong with saying black people eat fried fucking chicken? Why is that a problem? Do they not?

Hell, I'm white and I eat it too. And Blank's right - it isn't good for you. But I eat it. Black people eat it. So fucking what?

Get over this PC shit, OK? Geez...

Anonymous said...
Dec 12, 2007, 10:34:00 AM  

This just in... Arthur Blank to leave the Falcons! First Vick goes to jail, then Bobby Pitino... I mean Petrino goes to Arkansas, and now Arthur Blank goes to some undisclosed location burying his head in the sand for that slip of the tongue.

Anonymous said...
Dec 13, 2007, 12:19:00 AM  

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