‘Cold War’ singer Janelle Monae was undoubtedly feeling the heat after she took to Twitter to suggest putting up voting booths at Popeyes Chicken locations across America to lure people into registering.
The comment was her reaction to the viral craze that’s swept social media in favor of the fast food chain’s recently unveiled chicken sandwich – a phenomenon that’s seen people storm their local franchise to sample the deep fried bird and record their reactions for Twitter, Facebook, and more. Creating long lines, filmed fights, and more in its wake, the high demand – which reportedly saw Popeyes rake in a whopping $25M as a result of the increased publicity – led to a nationwide outage (causing outrage among fans of the sandwich).
Some of that outrage has been taken out on Monae after she was inspired by a North Carolinian teen who gained national attention for encouraging people to register to vote while they waited in the notoriously long lines for their tasty feasts.
“I decided to register people to vote after I saw there was a lack of young people politically involved. I believe that it is our duty to vote as American citizens and it would be wrong not to exercise our political voice,” he told the press.
However, after the Grammy-nominee echoed his sentiment her slamming was so intense she had to backtrack. Taking to Twitter to apologize, look below if you missed any of the action:
After being peddled with tweets like the below in response to her suggestion:
Janelle Monáe: “Black ppl need to spend just as time at the voting booth as they do at Popeyes.”
Black Twitter: pic.twitter.com/dpKvzvXnNX
— Polo Maruwa (@elchaupo) August 26, 2019
Monae followed up with:
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