Krispy Kreme was due to host KKK Wednesday (the three Ks are for "Krispy Kreme Klub") tomorrow, February 18, at its store in Hull, England. That was nixed when Facebook users pointed out that the name of their event is more widely associated with the Ku Klux Klan hate group in the USA than it is with Krispy Kreme Klub. Perhaps the person in charge didn't know the white supremacist group, due to it starting in the former Kolonies.
A spokeswoman for the Hull branch of Krispy Kreme said that the flyers were “sent from the head office, so it has been advertised at all the outlets." The week of festivities is aimed at kids who are on half-term holidays from school. They can decorate donuts however hatefully and insensitively—without fear of local law enforcement intrusion—as they'd like.
Krispy Kreme has apologized and is launching an investigation into who named the event. Hopefully, they can get further than anyone who investigated the KKK stateside, in the rural south.
[via Daily Mirror]