This week, a UK branch of doughnut giant, KRISY KREME decided to go forth with an ad promoting KKK WEDNESDAYS!!!
GAWKER reports that KKK Wednesdays is short for KRISPY KREME KLUB WEDNESDAYS, and the store responsible for the sign says they didn't realize the initials had already been taken another, more famous KKK, until FACEBOOK fans pointed out the unfortunate similarity.
The GUARDIAN reports KRISY KREME has issued an apology;
“Krispy Kreme apologizes unreservedly for the inappropriate name of a customer promotion at one of our stores. This promotion was never intended to cause offence. All material has been withdrawn and an internal investigation is currently underway.This was sent from head office so it has been advertised at all the outlets. Although Black Americans have typically been the Klan’s primary target, it also has attacked Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and, until recently, Catholics,”