03 September 2020 04:36
Nebraska man's 'boneless chicken wings' rant goes viral. A Nebraska man has made an impassioned plea to his local city council, chicken vendors and wing connoisseurs everywhere: Please stop using the phrase "boneless chicken wings." Lincoln resident Ander Christensen brought his hot takes to a city council meeting on Aug. 31, raising his point during the public comments. Christensen's fervent opposition to boneless wings went viral after local radio station KRVN shared his story. "We have been casually ignoring a problem that has gotten so out of control that our children are casually throwing around names and words without even understanding their true meaning," he said. He goes on to make a proposal: "I propose that we as a city remove the name boneless wings from our menus and from our hearts," he says.
"We need to raise our children better." He explains that children need to know where their chicken comes from, without "fear of bones." He has a few suggestions for "Buffalo-style chicken tenders," "wet tenders," "saucy nugs," and, finally, "trash." 'Boneless chicken wings' are dishonest, argues US man who believes the name should be erased "from our menus and from our hearts." A man in the US dipped his toes into the preverbal bleu cheese of civic discourse at a recent city council meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, when he argued the name of boneless chicken wings was inaccurate and needed to change. In an emotional appeal, Ander Christensen said the city was doing a disservice to its appetiser-enjoying populace and its future by keeping the erroneous name of these souped-up chicken tenders. I'm talking about boneless chicken wings," he said. We would be disgusted if a butcher was mislabeling their cuts of meats, but then we go around pretending as though the breast of a chicken is its wing?" Christensen said. "Number two, boneless chicken wings are just chicken tenders, which are already boneless," Christensen continued.
He went on to outline his reasons for believing the change was necessary, saying: "Number one: nothing about boneless wings actually come from the wing of a chicken. "We would be disgusted if a butcher was mislabelling their cuts of meat, yet we go around pretending as though the breast of a chicken is in its wing? A Nebraska man went viral this week after solemnly calling on the city council in Lincoln, Neb., to consider renaming boneless chicken wings. 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," Ander Christensen said during the Lincoln City Council meeting Monday. "I'm talking about boneless chicken wings.
Ander Christensen went viral on Wednesday after his speech about the absurdity of boneless chicken wings gained traction onmultiple social media platforms. Christensen believes the phrase "boneless chicken wings" doesn't make any sense and asked his local city council in Lincoln, Nebraska to officially rename the dish to something more appropriate like "wet tenders" or "saucy nugs." But the man clearly had more to say, and he decided to tell it to us directly. "Boneless chicken wings are just chicken tenders, which are already boneless," Christensen said in his two-minute speech. Gizmodo talked with Christensen on Wednesday afternoon to get some more information about his one-man food campaign, and what it's like to become an internet hero overnight. Gizmodo: What prompted you to speak at the Lincoln City Council meeting? Gizmodo: How receptive do you think the council members were to your proposal? Christensen: You know, I actually have not seen those things. And to be honest with you, I'm not against boneless chicken wings as a food. Gizmodo: You proposed a number of different alternative names for boneless chicken wings, including Buffalo-style chicken tenders, wet tenders, saucy nugs and trash. Christensen: My preferred name is Buffalo-style chicken tenders.