Poultry firm denies any link to US Senator of same name who mocked Kamala Harris
Poultry company forced to distance itself from U.S. Senator on charges of racism for deliberately mispronouncing Kamala Harris's name. (Photo by Al Drago / Getty Images)
A poultry company was forced to distance itself from a US Senator on charges of racism for deliberately mispronouncing Kamala Harris' name.
Perdue Chicken was inundated with complaints on social media and went to Twitter to reassure people that it is unrelated to Senator David Perdue.
"I can assure you that David Perdue is not affiliated with the Perdue brand," the company told customers who mistakenly tagged the brand on Twitter, believing the two are linked.
Mr Perdue mocked Joe Biden's runmates as he warmed up the crowd at the Donald Trump Make America Great Again campaign rally in Macon, Georgia.
"KAH'-mah-lah? Kah-MAH'-lah? Kamala Mala Mala? I dont know. Anyway, ”said the Republican politician from Georgia cheering.
Mr. Perdue and Ms. Harris have served together in the United States Senate for more than three years.
Mr Perdue is currently in a tight race to keep his Senate seat ahead of Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, who leads him in polls.
Mr Ossoff took to Twitter to say that his rival would not have mocked a politician who was either male or white.
Mr Perdue's spokesman, John Burke, later claimed that the politician "simply mispronounced Senator Harris' name and meant nothing".
Sabrina Singh, Ms. Harris's press officer, wrote on Twitter: “Well, this is incredibly racist. Choose him. "
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