Why do large companies continue to appease childish fools? Moonbattery wonders
Swedish furniture company IKEA transgressed against wokedness by adding jerk chicken to their cafe menu in the UK. Their version of the Caribbean dish featured white rice and green peas. This is racist, because when people in the Caribbean say “rice and peas,” they mean “rice and kidney beans.” IKEA found itself set upon by a Twitter mob for committing cultural appropriation:
And, of course, IKEA immediately cowered like a frightened child
IKEA has issued a formal apology and removed the item from their menus:
IKEA is a Swedish home furnishing company with a much-loved food offer. We take inspiration from many countries around the world and have always worked to combine different flavors and ingredients to offer delicious, healthy and affordable dishes. … We’re aware that our new jerk chicken, served with rice and peas has created some conversation and in some cases offense. Our intention was to create a dish for many people to enjoy but we appreciate that we may have got it wrong. We apologize and we are now relooking at the dish.
Rewarding the brats, bullies and miscreants again!