If you didn’t think pizza could be racist, you haven’t been paying attention in the “post-racial” Age of Obama.
A New York pizzeria, Pizza by Certé, came up with what seemed like a great idea — a pie themed after a picnic.
Called the “Pic-a-nika,” it featured ingredients you’d expect to find at a picnic, things like fried chicken, watermelon and sunflower seeds, according to AOL News. The name is play on the word “picnic,” with an Italian accent.
But in a hyper-sensitive world, some claim it sounded too close to the “n-word.”
— The Root (@TheRoot) August 17, 2015
And that was a bit too much for the politically correct race agitators at Millions March NYC, who began protesting the business in an effort to get it shut down.
Racist restaurant Pizza by Cer Té selling “Pic-a-nika” pizza w/ fried chicken & watermelon so we r shutting em down! pic.twitter.com/bhpM0571uP
— Millions March NYC (@MillionsMarch) August 14, 2015
Employing tactics commonplace with the increasingly violent #BlackLivesMatter movement, activists used intimidation and threats to make life tough on the pizzeria.
— Eater NY (@EaterNY) August 17, 2015
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) August 15, 2015
Being in no position to take a stand, the pizzeria capitulated and discontinued the pie, and posted this apology on its Facebook page:
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