February 17, 2015 3:30 pm -

[su_right_ad]The donut chain eventually figured out that calling it that wasn’t a good idea.

The KKK, part of a nationwide promotion by Krispy Kreme for British children on a week-long holiday, immediately drew criticism for sharing the name as the Ku Klux Klan — that other KKK — known for burning crosses in people’s yards and lynching African Americans for nearly a century. According to a spokesman for the Hull branch, the sign had been approved by Krispy Kreme’s main office in the UK, so someone messed up big.

“Krispy Kreme apologises unreservedly for the inappropriate name of a customer promotion at one of our stores,” a spokeswoman for Krispy Kreme said to The Guardian. “This promotion was never intended to cause offence. All material has been withdrawn and an internal investigation is currently underway.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Krispy Kreme Dumps ‘KKK Wednesdays’

  1. William February 17th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Will there still be Friday fail day at planet fatness?

  2. eyelashviper February 17th, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    But the idea is sure catching on in Mississippi and Alabama…

    • Mike February 17th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Everyday is KKK day is Mississippi and Alabama.

  3. Snick1946 February 17th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Somebody actually had to point this out the them? Duh!
    Reminds me of a local grocery chain that featured ads ‘Celebrate Black History Month with our fried chicken sale’.

    • bluejayray February 17th, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      I’ll bet they had a special on watermelon too–just a coincidence, of course…

  4. FatRat February 17th, 2015 at 4:25 pm
    TV Announcer: It’s the Krusty Komedy Klassic.
    Krusty the Clown: Hey! Hey! It’s great to be back at the Apollo theater and…
    [notices a big sign behind him]
    Krusty the Clown: “KKK”? That’s not good.
    [laughs nervously, then people from the audience start shouting, throwing food and glass bottles]

  5. Marie Hughes February 18th, 2015 at 11:58 am

    See what happens, kids, when you over-indulge in sugared, fatty dough rings, it fries your brain too!!!