Seeing as liberals like to find any reason to be offended, one man decided to play a little prank by starting a Change.org petition to have the “offensive” name of a popular American restaurant changed to reflect something a little less “racist.”
Kansas City, Missouri, native Ryan Koch comically asserted that Cracker Barrel’s name was offensive to white people and should rightfully be changed to “Caucasian Barrell”. His petition reads:
I say all of us European Americans start protesting C****er Barrel. It uses an offensive slur and it is deeply offensive and mocks our long and proud heritage.
The name is offensive, their logo stereotypes European Americans as people who sit on chairs and lean against what appears to be a bourbon barrel, claiming we are all a bunch of alcoholics. Sure, they’ll SAY it’s a “cracker” barrel but everyone knows crackers don’t come in barrels, they come in bags and boxes!
Change the name C****er Barrel to Caucasian Barrel. After all, white people should have something to be offended by, too!
But some took Koch’s joke seriously, and before long, thousands had signed his petition without realizing it was a prank. Now, Cracker Barrel may be faced with some serious repercussions.
Forced to explain that he only ever meant to poke fun at our nation’s current obsession with political correctness, Koch released the following statement:
I started this satirical petition in lieu of constant media reports of various groups and organizations constantly wanting to change things throughout the country because they claim they are offended.
The petition was meant to shed light on how ridiculous all of the political correctness currently going on in the country is, and how we should focus on real issues. [I made this] for satirical and comedic purposes to show how ridiculous political correctness is getting in America.
According to AWM, although it was meant to be a joke, many people signed Koch’s petition because they really were offended.
Some even wrote things in the comments like “White Castle is next…”
“This eating establishment has a name that is racist against my skin color and ancestry. This injustice shall NOT stand,” Austin Howe of Dublin, Michigan wrote.
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