Oops! NBC Offends Black Musician With Fried-Chicken Cafeteria Special 'In Honor of Black History Month'

NBC -- in its News Division, at least -- has been very sensitive to racial matters since Don Imus was dismissed by MSNBC for jokingly using the phrase "nappy-headed hoes" to describe the Rutgers women's basketball team. Apparently, political sensitivity has not extended to the whole network.

Steve Krakauer at Mediaite reports that Questlove, the leader of the band for the late-night Jimmy Fallon show, complained to his more than 1 million followers on Twitter that NBC's cafeteria at 30 Rock in New York offered fried chicken "in honor of Black History Month." (Complete with the picture on the right.)

NBC Universal replied on Twitter: "The sign in the NBCU cafeteria has been removed. We apologize for anyone who was offended by it." There's no word on whether the chicken special was removed along with the sign.

Tim Graham
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