An Allegedly Progressive Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Tried Using Popeyes Chicken To Attract Black Voters
Simple question: whose mans?
April 10, 2018 at 4:18 pm
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar thinks fried chicken is the way to get the black vote.
Thanedar posted a picture of himself eating at Popeyes to invite voters to a debate hosted by the so-called Black Caucus on Facebook, according to Splinter.
"At the Popeyes on Woodward and Manchester," read the caption. "Here to attend the gubernatorial debate for the Black Caucus at the Ford Recreation Center in Highland Park. Will I see you there?"
BRUH – a facebook post. about popeyes. before the black caucus forum. stopppp. reminds me of when trump tried to convince people that he liked latino folks by eating a taco bowl #byefelicia
— Rhiana Gunn-Wright (@rgunns) April 8, 2018
Thanedar is running as a Democrat and dubbed himself the “fiscally savvy Bernie,” but his shenanigans drew comparisons to Donald Trump’s attempt to sway Latinx voters with his infamous taco bowl picture.
how’s shri thanedar gonna explain this one away? you may have deleted it but screenshots are forever pic.twitter.com/AzJirzst7M
— amal loves carrie fisher ✨ (@comrade_amal) April 8, 2018
When asked about the faux pas, Thanedar demonstrated an obvious lack of PR training.
“I just happened to be [there]… I love spicy chicken,” he responded.
The picture was deleted, but Thanedar says controversy had nothing to do with it.
He said he deleted the picture because the event was over, and “there was no point” in keeping it posted.