BAN THE NUGGETS
Do they not like anything that middle America loves in Hollywood?
Our favorite actress on the left coast, Alyssa Milano, who is a shoo-in to play Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the eventual biopic of A.O.C., is tweeting her crazy wacky ideas again. She is aiming her mighty twitter following at fast-food chain Wendy’s because their chicken nuggets support rape or something.
According to the Pluralist this is what the A.O.C. Hollywood version had to say…
Feminist actress Alyssa Milano responded Monday to news that fast-food restaurant Wendy’s would be bringing back its crowd-pleasing spicy chicken nuggets by accusing the company of “refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault & rape in the fields.”
Grammy-winning musician Chance the Rapper campaigned for the return of spicy chicken nuggets to Wendy’s menu in a Sunday tweet. Wendy’s pledged to make the dreams of fast-food lovers everywhere come true if a tweet the company made in reply to Chance received more than 2 million likes.
She tweeted this at “Chance The Rapper” and chastised him for wanting rape nuggets.
.@chancetherapper did you know @Wendys is the only fast food chain refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault & rape in the fields? Message for the people in charge: Instead of spicy nuggets, we want food that is harvested w/ dignity NOT violence. #BoycottWendys
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 5, 2019
[email protected] did you know @Wendys is the only fast food chain refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault & rape in the fields? Message for the people in charge: Instead of spicy nuggets, we want food that is harvested w/ dignity NOT violence. #BoycottWendys
Alyssa “might” have gotten her info on this from a Think Progress piece from March of 2018 that took Wendys to task for essentially not joining a coalition to protect workers. While workers organizing is fine, stretching this out and say that if you don’t join X workers will be killed, raped or whatever bad thing you can think of is over the top.
Rape and sexual assault are serious issues and must be dealt with in a professional manner. A coalition or union cannot protect you from a predator attacking you or harassing you. That is a legal matter and must be dealt with in conjunction with the legal authorities and we need to make sure and encourage that happens anytime any issue arises.
When you just blindly yell RAPE because you feel something happened and you wanna make cheap political points about delicious chicken nuggets, you do what West Coast A.O.C. did here. Tweet and not think about what you are saying because the P.C. gods must be pacified.
If you want to make a difference then help these workers organize without yelling that Wendy’s supports rape. That is just pure nonsense on Milano’s part and she is not helping anyone who is a victim of sexual harassment or rape with this.
Now, excuse me while I go to Wendy’s and get some of that chili with extra spice.