UnNews:Black man denies liking fried chicken
22 May 2013
Woods told a small press conference, "I don't like fried chicken, and because it's kind of cheap food, and a lot of black people like it, I can't help but feel [Garcia] was making some kind of reference to the slave trade or something."
At this point, an incredulous local black journalist asked, "Wait a minute. Wind it back there. Not even KFC?" to which Woods replied, "No". He did, however, admit he is big fan of white meat in general.
Sociologist Joanna Corey explained: "The world of golf is notoriously exclusive, and accusations of racism - either overt or covert - are always bubbling under the surface. Saying a man of color likes fried chicken might seem innocuous, but people from that club will know it's code for saying he's a dirty, bone-through-the-nose, walking-on-all-fours elephant-fucking African ape-man."
When we tracked down Garcia, he was suitably penitent: "I had a sick feeling in my body, I didn't sleep at all last night. I felt like my heart was coming out of my body, it has been difficult to hit a shot without thinking about it. The only thing I can do is say sorry.
- Leverage, "Tiger Woods: Fried chicken jibe by Sergio Garcia 'hurtful'" BBC, May 22, 2013