He makes an interesting argument, actually.
Advocating that boneless chicken wings should no longer be called "boneless chicken wings," a Nebraska man is out to change the world. Why? Because he says that the meat in "chicken wings" doesn't even come from the wing of a chicken and that the product is akin to chicken tenders.
A good argument, maybe?
Ander Christensen took his fight to Lincoln, Nebraska's city council this past week.
"Lincoln has the opportunity to be a social leader in this country," he stated in his speech. "We have been casually ignoring a problem that has gotten so out of control that our children are throwing around names and words without even understanding their true meaning, treating things as though they’re normal."
Wow, that's some real fire!
Christensen further added that teaching children the right way to think about these things is important. He said people need to explain to them not to fear meat growing on bones since that's where it comes from.
Christensen is now clamoring for a name change of the product. After all, he said, “I don’t go to order boneless tacos. I don’t go and order boneless club sandwiches."
Other new monikers he suggested include "wet tenders," "saucy nuggs," "Buffalo-style chicken tenders," and even "trash."
His outburst has taken social media by storm. It trended on Twitter and Facebook all last week, with many intrigued by his argument. Well-known chicken wing place Buffalo Wild Wings even reached out to Christensen with the following tweet:
Hey @handsome121Duck, we admire your passion for chicken wings & we'd like to show you some love with free traditional wings for a year. To celebrate Boneless WING lovers in Lincoln, we’re donating $1 to the local @BGCA_Clubs for every Boneless WING sold in Lincoln on Labor Day. https://t.co/v2ZfM6BSws— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) September 3, 2020
To be clear, although Christensen is pushing hard for a name change, he doesn't necessarily want the items taken off restaurant or fast-food places' menus. Though it sounds like he might prefer bone-in, when given the choice.
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