2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Several Scott Brown staffers were caught on video imitating Native American stereotypes, presumably to mock Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she is part Cherokee.
According to WCVB-TV in Boston, several staffers were making “war whoops” and “tomahawk chops” at a rally for Brown in Boston:
“Brown’s deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey and Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard, and GOP operative Brad Garrett are pictured in the video, NewsCenter 5′s Janet Wu confirmed.”
UPDATE: Brown responded to the video, telling WCVB-TV: ”It is certainly something that I don’t condone,” he said, though he added: “The real offense is that (Warren) said she was white and then checked the box saying she is Native American, and then she changed her profile in the law directory once she made her tenure.”
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