The government is using chicken boxes to tackle knife crime and the internet can’t believe it
The government has come up with a new way of trying to tackle the terrifying rise of knife crime and it’s fair to say not everyone’s entirely impressed by it.
We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree. pic.twitter.com/vrG4WWa56v
— Home Office (@ukhomeoffice) August 14, 2019
That’s right. More than 300,000 anti-knife crime, er, chicken boxes have been sent to places like Chicken Cottage and Dixy Chicken to give people something to think about while they stuff their gobs.
These 9 responses capture exactly what people made of that. And yes, they did have a bone to pick.
Honest to god if the best idea you have to tackle knife crime is to write stuff on fried chicken you should quit power forever in embarrassment, not tweet it out proudly like you’ve just solved world hunger you ridiculous sack of used dicks.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) 14 August 2019
Dear Home Office – i’ll donate £1m to charity* if you publish the minutes of the meetings where this idea was born, and subsequently signed off.
Why? I now know what stupid is, but i’d quite like to know how stupid does.
* I don’t have £1m.
— christian fenn (@winston1975) 14 August 2019
Is there some sort of link between fried chicken and knife crime?
— Dr Jessica Budds 🇪🇺 #FBPE #RevokeArticle50 (@jrb_tweets) 14 August 2019
Home Office board meeting: Ethnic minorities and chicken shops in London pic.twitter.com/U0PAhv3dQ1
— 🍇 (@fullnamedaniel) 14 August 2019
What the fuck is wrong with you?
Have you found some kind of causal link between fried chicken and knife crime?
Or is this as racist as it looks?
— Streets Kitchen (@streetskitchen) 14 August 2019
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) August 14, 2019
You should also put anti cocaine messages in Pret A Manger packaging then https://t.co/bRcdn8k0DR
— R Angelica (@riricouk) August 14, 2019
Literally everyone: end knife crime by funding youth services and creating provisions and interventions that help young people escape crime and poverty.
Home Office: ok, but hear us out, how about chicken boxes with stories?
You hate to see it. https://t.co/CFvJk9kOZR
— JJ Bola (@JJ_Bola) August 14, 2019
“Lads I’ve solved knife crime”
“Have you though?”
“It’s as good as gone”
“Really though have you?
“Ok to be honest I’ve written ‘please don’t stab nobody’ on chicken” https://t.co/rZ0US23NpJ
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) August 14, 2019
To conclude …
What. The. Fuck. Mate. https://t.co/qxaMhoV7cA
— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) August 14, 2019
Source/images: Home Office