Popeyes has people in a frenzy over its chicken sandwich. However, some folks are learning the hard way to not act a fool in the fast food franchise, especially if they are racist white people.
At a Popeyes restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee, witnesses said a white woman was arguing about a charge on her bill. Several workers told her to leave the restaurant when the customer called one of the female employees the N-word.
“This ain’t no place to say the N-word,” a customer can be heard off-camera telling the white woman.
Employees continued to tell her to leave and threatened to call the police. The white woman then responded by saying, “The law is my family.”
Moments later, the white woman was outside of the Popeyes and body-slammed on the concrete.
The white woman’s lawyer released a statement about the encounter, according to ABC 7.
“If she said something that she regrets, it doesn’t give a grown man the right to chase her into the parking lot as she is trying to leave the store, and body slam a 55-year-old grandmother down on the concrete,” the statement said in part.
Deriance Hughes, 29, was arrested and was facing aggravated assault charges.
At another Popeyes, a white man was annoyed about how long the line was and resorted to being the racist he is in order to cope.
In the viral clip, he can be heard screaming “f*ck you” at workers and yelling at a customer, “Don’t you motherfucker, don’t you! Don’t you n****r!” He also yelled, “Fucking n****r-ass motherf*cker, f*cking get out of my way!” He then stormed out of the restaurant.
However, he was followed out of the restaurant and was soon on the ground crying that he was sorry.
On Aug. 12, Popeyes posted a tweet letting the world know that its new chicken sandwich was available nationwide. Black Twitter was among the first to share thoughts on the new menu item, which some called the best sandwich they ever had. That would seem to suggest that the more melanated segment of Twitter was among those users who helped give Popeyes $24 million in free advertising. However, the frenzy over the chicken sandwiches have been at high levels.
From people being stabbed to white folks showing their privilege, maybe people need to consider a different dining choice.