Burger King’s new Jalapeño Chicken Fries are feeling the heat online over its packaging.
Last week, the chain rolled out an even spicier version of the Internet’s beloved snacks with jalapeño seasoning mixed into the breading. Burger King is selling the chicken sticks in packaging that some are blasting as racist because it relies on Mexican stereotypes, like the sombrero and mustache.
Introducing Jalapeño Chicken Fries. They’re Jalap-in yo’ face with flavor. pic.twitter.com/pvesQg7v7Q
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) January 28, 2016
Well, some of Burger King’s Twitter followers think the mascot is racist.
— notsvsuiowa (@notsvsuiowa) February 2, 2016
Since the initial tweet, Burger King doesn’t appear to be deterred by the comments, tweeting another picture of the packaging yesterday.
NEW Jalapeño Chicken Fries are our zest flavor yet. pic.twitter.com/Q72myzBnYT
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) February 2, 2016
Burger King didn’t return a request for comment.
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