News Racist pizza sold in New York

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    New Yorkers shocked by 'racist' 'pic-a-nika' pizza slice that has southern fried chicken and watermelon topping

    Morons!!! It's short for Picnic. There is nothing racist about it! If it was called Pic-A-Nigga I could see how they could make a case.


    A Manhattan pizzeria sparked a backlash from New Yorkers after proudly promoting a 'racist' pizza slice called 'Pic-a-nika' featuring southern fried chicken and watermelon as toppings.

    One regular customer was shocked when he visited Pizza by Certé, on 56th and Lexington Avenue, to see the display for August's 'pizza of the month'.

    He said the 'Pic-a-nika' - which was promoted by the company on Facebook and Twitter along with the hashtag #perfectsummerpizza - sounded 'very horrible' and branded it racist.

    Toppings on the 'Pic-a-nika' include southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, baby arugula and it also features goat cheese, ricotta, and bleu cheese as well as a sunflower seed crust.

    'I went there today and there was a new pizza that they are selling called 'pic-a-nika' which sounded very horrible when I read it,' the customer told PIX11.

    'It was when I read the description, I knew that the name was in fact racist.'

    But the manager of the restaurant, Victor Guzman, defended the slice, adding that Pizza by Certé have no plans to change the name because it is based on an 'Italian pronunciation'.

    He told the news outlet that although they are aware of the problem, they will not be taking the item off the menu as it is one of their bestsellers.

    But New Yorkers were less than thrilled by the explanation, taking to the company's Twitter and Facebook pages to air their complaints.

    Jill Burger said: 'What on earth possessed you to create that racist dish you had posted not long ago?! Seriously, are you that insensitive? Clueless.

    She added: 'No excuses. That is unacceptable. I will be posting your nonsense to all of my hundreds of Facebook friends.'

    Yvonne Metiche added: 'Regarding the summer pizza topped with WATERMELON AND CHICKEN that you have dubbed 'pic-a-nika,' the explanation you've given is that this is the Italian pronunciation... you're lying.

    'There is no such word, no such spelling. Just own up to the racist attitudes you're perpetrating.'

    Another person told PIX11: 'I guess it's saying pic-a-you-know-what and it looks like that - even though they spelled it differently.'

    One Twitter user wrote: 'U seriously need to change the name of that pizza it's offensive.'

    MailOnline has contacted Pizza by Certé for comment.


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    These people need to be charged with blasphemy and heresy and burned at the stake(or in a pizza oven)
    Wartermelon on pizza. Harrible!
     
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    3 more black people were murdered in Baltimore last nite
     
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    Gotta love false outrage. Keep the sheep from worrying about real issues.
     
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    i don't know who's worse - people upset about 'racist pizza', or people who put watermelon on pizza.
     
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    i guess bpd figures the murder problem will eventually take care of itself.
     
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    Why do people have to put fruit on a pizza??? Unless it's a desert pizza of some sort.....do me a favor....

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    Pizza by Certé
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    We sincerely apologize if we offended anyone with the name of our August Pizza. Certainly not our intent! ! The popular Summer pizza featuring Picnic ingredients with an Italian pronunciation has been changed to Picnic Pizza PIX 11
     
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    You know the person complaining about it is probably some whiny Orthodox Jew.
     
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    pizza is crust, sauce, cheese, various types of dead pig--and if you're feeling like a pretty princess mushrooms are acceptable

    that's fucking it

    they may not be racist

    but they sure are queer



    I apologize for my outburst--i'm very hungry
     
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    That's horrible!!! (The ingredients, not disguising the hate for A group of lovely people)
     
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    That sounds FUCKING GROSS.
     
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    Sales would have skyrocketed if they had sold the fried chicken and watermelon pizza on 125th and Lexington rather than 56th and Lexington.
    Doesn't matter what they called it.
     
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    boon
     
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    im way more offended by the word "pizza" being used in the name
     
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    How's that watermelon hold up in the oven?
     
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    So you eat exclusively white pizzas? Tomatoes are a fruit.
     
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    The only offensive thing about this is that is looks like a shitty slice of pie. Watermelon on pizza? Come on now.