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First they came for “Cops” and “Gone With The Wind,” and now they appear to be gunning for Cracker Barrel. Sort of.
Amid the Maoist-like cultural revolution currently happening across the states, there seems to be an emerging movement to smear (and eventually possibly cancel) the iconic Southern restaurant chain Cracker Barrel.
It reportedly began with April Reign, the far-left activist reportedly responsible for launching the stunningly racist #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.
Responding to a Twitter user who’d asked if people have “ever walk[ed] into a place that just FEELS racist,” Reign responded by citing Cracker Barrel.
Open the door to a Cracker Barrel and you get a whiff of Jim Crow. And biscuits. https://t.co/XhyBfZ5cwl
— April (@ReignOfApril) June 10, 2020
To be clear, there’s no such thing as feeling racist. Or at least there used to be no such phenomenon, though what with the dictionary now being rewritten …
Reign, who features her so-called gender pronouns on her Twitter profile and identifies as a “diversity & inclusion advocate,” provided no tangible, rational, logical evidence as to why she smells Jim Crow when entering a Cracker Barrel restaurant.
Nevertheless, her bizarre interpretation of reality spread like wildfire.
cracker barrel feels like walking in a place that was just desegregated three hours prior but the breakfast is okay
— anti-lawn activist (@praylinet) June 10, 2020
I went into Cracker Barrel once and heard the walls whisper “what you doing in here boy” 😳
— Mysteriously Unnamed (@PhilGood87) June 10, 2020
I ate a Cracker Barrel once in my life, felt like a slave auction was about to happen.
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) June 10, 2020
maybe not the people at cracker barrel but definitely the atmosphere I swear I feel like i’m in the masters quarters. it’s called “cracker” barrel for a reason 💀💀💀
— big z (@zanejohnson26) June 11, 2020
brothers and sisters why are you surprised you don’t feel welcome in a place called CRACKER BARREL? pic.twitter.com/zFaAwqycuB
— Julio Franco 🇩🇴 (@josephdavinci_) June 11, 2020
White people love cracker barrel because it reminds them of segregation
— 🐻 (@EyeLyftBitches) June 10, 2020
the name Cracker Barrel never sat right with me pic.twitter.com/0soAsYcLtR
— Rolling Ray Stan Account (@KittyBeeJr) June 10, 2020
Save for April, who’s a known far-left activist, these people aren’t necessarily being that serious, and there’s not necessarily going to be an actual movement to cancel Cracker Barrel. Still, just in case, it might be worth going over the restaurant’s awesomeness.
For one, amazing things tend to occur at Cracker Barrel.
Case in point:
A beautiful story from Cracker Barrel in Pell City, Alabama this weekend. 👮♀️👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/YAPFd4v0Dm
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 10, 2020
Second, Cracker Barrel doesn’t tolerate genuine hate. Just a year ago, the company banned a pastor who’d been known for issuing death threats against members of the gay community from hosting an event at its restaurant.
“Grayson Fritts, the pastor who doubles as a county police detective, had planned an event at a Cracker Barrel in Cleveland, Tennessee, for his congregation, the All Scripture Baptist Church, on June 29,” CNN reported at the time.
“When the Tennessee Democratic Party caught wind of the event, chairwoman Mary Mancini shared a letter she sent to Cracker Barrel CEO Sandra Cochran asking the company to review the decision based on the pledge of inclusivity and diversity on its website, which calls for ‘fairness, mutual respect and equal opportunity.'”
In response, Cracker Barrel basically said, “Bye, Felicia.”
We work hard every day to foster a culture that is welcoming and inclusive. Please see our full statement below. pic.twitter.com/1bpsJ0YmCn
— Cracker Barrel (@CrackerBarrel) June 18, 2019
According to reports, Fritts had made headlines earlier that month by posting a sermon calling for the execution of gay people.
Despite the chain’s record of awesomeness, it’s faced constant mockery, derision and racially motivated accusations because of its name. The word “cracker” is a term for white people, and so “cracker” being in the restaurant’s name proves something?
Except it doesn’t. The restaurant’s name was inspired by literal barrels of soda crackers.
Lots of bored people out there today I see. “Cracker barrel” was inspired by the barrels full of soda crackers that were for sale in country stores in days gone by. The restaurant? Simple, good, affordable southern food. Go and get your veggies. pic.twitter.com/6lZU3UMXTn
— seagod (@seagod22) June 10, 2020
Of course, these days the chain is known for a lot more than just barrels of soda crackers. It’s known for being an all-American refuge for good food, good times and good people — which is why it’s loved by so many!
They better not mess with cracker barrel. I love that place.
— Blessed5xs (@Blessed5xs1) June 10, 2020
I love cracker barrel too. never had an issue there,
and im not white nor from this country. wish it wasnt so busy though.
— 🌅Snappenings (@panicearly) June 10, 2020
I L🥰VE CRACKER BARREL! Always look forward to eating there while traveling from northeast to southeast. Love love the food.
Leave #CrackerBarrel alone!
Me: A neutral Asian😊 pic.twitter.com/13ElIIhKyn
— Feel it Tweet it! ❤🐦 (@LiZaisatweetie) June 10, 2020
Cracker Barrel is trending. Thank you for the reminder, Twitter, that @CrackerBarrel is the BEST restaurant in the U.S. for travelers looking for a high quality breakfast, lunch, or dinner! pic.twitter.com/7yExFb56gU
— Andy Martin (@Dollarlogic) June 10, 2020
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