Flavor Flav Opens Chicken Joint, Stereotypical Ad Sets Black America Back
Flavor Flav opened up a fried chicken joint (not that we’re surprised) in Clinton, Iowa Monday. Flavor Flav’s Chicken (FFC) is just one of what the 51-year-old rapper turned reality star plans to franchise around the country. Flav graduated from cooking school in 1978 and plans to be hands on with his food.
“You’re going to find me in here working,” Flavor Flav told the Clinton Herald newspaper. “You’re going to be catching me seasoning my chicken, flouring my chicken, frying up my chicken, and not only that, but serving my chicken to my people. The taste will blow up your taste buds. You’ll have fireworks in there.”
We’re used to Flav being coonish over-the-top but that ad has to go. It’s a slap in the face to the Civil Rights leaders who fought to eradicate extremely racist and stereotypical advertising in the United States and now this–right on the heels of Martin Luther King Day and at the precipice of Black History Month. All that’s missing from the picture is the watermelon flavored 40s (smh).
Dear Flavor Flav, your Public Enemy pass has been revoked. ⎯@GangStarrGirl