Yesha Callahan

Sweet Jezbus, They Outta Chicken!

hungry negroes

Last year, Al Copeland, the found of Popeyes Chicken died after his fight with cancer. This year, Al Copeland managed to roll over in his grave, because of the craziest that took place across the country when Popeyes decided to throw cheap chicken and biscuits to hungry, recession mad negroes people. It’s funny I didn’t even know about the cheap chicken catastrophe until the day after it was all over. Excuse me for not wanting to rush to my nearest Popeyes to get my arteries further clogged by their super sized hormone enlarged chicken breasts, and their extra buttery biscuits. 

Last night on Twitter, I came across the video below from @TalkToTisha. The below video shows what happened at one Popeyes in Rottenchester (Rochester, NY), where we both ironically grew up. 



“People got kids, they’re trying to feed…and you mean to tell me we can’t feed our kids???”

“No chicken?”

“They always run out of something.”

“I wanted some chicken today.”

“They shoulda had a stockpile of chicken.”

“I was tryna feed my family tonight.”

If you notice, the news anchor on the right, looked as though she was about to burst into laughter. I could only imagine what was going through her head. Now, I wonder if there were news cameras in the Penfield area (a less ‘black’ area) Popeyes restaurant there, waiting to see the reaction from the white customers. I highly doubt it. 

Sometimes I want to scream at the top of my lungs, “WHAT THE FUCK BLACK PEOPLE???”

Is chicken that serious for you to embarrass yourself on national television? If you were so desperate to feed your children, take your ass into the kitchen and cook! Spend that $4.99 plus tax on some broccoli!

Of course the news station, WHAM 13, caught a lot of slack and wrote about it on their own website. I’d definitely call WHAM’s news coverage of this story wack journalism at it’s best. It’s always a great thing when the local news can get a laugh or two out of the lack of fried chicken.


  1. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    Haha my friend in Richmond texted me to tell me about this issue, I was literally on the floor laughing. But she said it was white and black people that were tripping over the shortage of chicken lol……too much!

  2. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    You'd think it was the end of the world!

    “Dear Jesus, please save me from this ravaged earth, b/c there ain't no mo' chicken!”


  3. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    […] BlogHer placed an observative post today on Sweet Jezbus, They Outta Chicken!Here’s a quick excerpt“I was tryna feed my family tonight.” If you notice, the news anchor on the right, looked as though she was about to burst into laughter. […]

  4. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    I can't get past the first comment on the news station's blog:

    'The sign up there was the real news story. “Do to high demand”? You should have done a story on how employees and managers of fast food places can't even use proper grammar when necessary….'

    LOL! How true, how true!

  5. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    I noticed that as well!! All I could 'due' was shake my head..LMAO!

  6. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    “we've been looking forward to this day”
    wtf is this??? im gonna need people to be excited about something else….you should not “look forward” to a day of cheap chicken. Get it together!

  7. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    I could not watch past the indigant brotha who was on the phone with customer service, tryina see where his 4.99 chicken dinner was at. If Black people were this outraged about everything we would solve half of our problems.

  8. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    I can only imagine what's going to happen at KFC today, when they're giving away a free piece of their new Kentucky Baked Chicken…lol

  9. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    My sentiments exactly! Maybe food should be given away at every community event, rally..etc..etc…

  10. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    OMG….why must we embarrass ourselves like this!!! Horrible….just horrible!!!!

  11. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    bc they love them some chicken! lol

  12. April 27, 2009 - Reply

    Damn shame…

  13. April 28, 2009 - Reply


    You ain't gonna tell me that there wasn't at least one white person upset that the chicken ran out. I'm dyin laughing at this shit. Negroes were upset. You woulda thought Obama was serving the shit. Oh and why you gotta put big dude out there in that main pic?

  14. April 28, 2009 - Reply

    Ok why I'm crackin up at the corporate brother who said they ALWAYS run out of something. His ass said he aint neva comin back but you kno he was lyin.

    That first lady screaming back at the window was fuckin hilarious son!

  15. April 28, 2009 - Reply

    Ok, ok, ok, I cant stop laughing at this shit. I have to jack you now you know, right?

  16. April 28, 2009 - Reply

    I posted this on facebook, right…Go look at the comment, my cousin made, who lives in Rottenchester! Her husband knows the man in the suit!! They used to work together!

  17. April 28, 2009 - Reply

    My ability to comment has been restored. I had Popeyes chicken for lunch to day so I dont feel like I am qualified to comment on the subject at hand…Im just glad that I can comment again! (for now) Ha!

  18. April 28, 2009 - Reply

    Yay!! Glad to have you back on board!

  19. April 28, 2009 - Reply

    He reminds me of Tyler Perry.

  20. May 6, 2009 - Reply

    I wonder if KFC ran out of chicken yesterday since Oprah so “GRACIOUSLY” decided to treat the entire world to lunch , you know to promote their new grilled chicken

  21. May 7, 2009 - Reply

    That “they shoulda had a stockpile of chicken” was straight out of a Living Color skit…lol

  22. May 8, 2009 - Reply

    That “they shoulda had a stockpile of chicken” was straight out of a Living Color skit…lol

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