Liberals began demanding a boycott of Perdue Chicken after Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga. — who is not connected to the company in any way — mispronounced the name of vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
Perdue faced backlash over the weekend after he purposefully mispronounced Harris’s name during a rally for President Donald Trump on Friday.
“The most insidious thing that Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden are trying to perpetuate, and Bernie [Sanders] and Elizabeth [Warren] and Kamala — Kah-ma-la, or Kah-mah-la, or Kamala-mala-mala — I don’t know, whatever,” Perdue said.
The senator’s comments were not intentional, according to his office, but that didn’t stop liberals from immediately condemning Perdue as “racist” and “sexist.”
Then, in a strange turn of events, activists dragged Perdue Chicken, believing the company was somehow connected to the senator.
Perdue’s history in Georgia anyway! Go ahead, have fun on your “farewell chicken-head comedy tour!” Also, this is a good time for Blacks to “#BOYCOTT PERDUE CHICKEN” while we’re at it! #Vote4Osoff #boycottperduechicken
— Taylor-Made (@ejtaylor23) October 17, 2020
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) October 17, 2020
The controversy did help Sen. Perdue’s opponent, Jon Ossoff, who said his campaign raised nearly $2 million after the rally.
Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, also took a shot at the senator during a campaign event on Sunday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Let me help what’s-his-face pronounce this: M-V-P. If he can’t remember her name, how about Madam Vice President?” Emhoff said.