Last weekend Chance the Rapper jumped on Twitter to affirm to the universe, “I WILL have a good day, I Will succeed today, Wendy’s WILL bring back spicy nugget at some point please please Lord let it be today.”
Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a good day, I Will succeed today, Wendy’s WILL bring back spicy nuggets at some point please please Lord let it be today.
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 4, 2019
The fast food deities heard the call and by the following day, and after 2+ million people had liked Chance’s post, Wendy’s announced spicy chicken nuggets would be back on the menu.
All was good with the virtual world until Alyssa Milano and Amy Schumer got wind of this digital-age miracle. Milano and Schumer are still fighting the good fight. Steadfastly holding Wendy’s feet to the fire for not supporting the The Fair Food Program, and not committing to improve working conditions for workers in Wendy’s supply chain.
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Hey! We love @chancetherapper and hate to be the ones to tell him that Wendys is the only fast food chain refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault and rape in the fields. This is true. Please read that sentence again. Message for the people in charge: Instead of spicy nuggets, we want food that is harvested with dignity NOT violence. Please join the @fairfoodprogram and #BoycottWendys link in my bio of how you can help. Also we are having a boy. 🥳
The Fair Food Program, started by Immokalee workers, seeks to reduce violence and wage theft for the over 35,00 workers, most living in Florida, who pick fruits and vegetables on farms that supply the fast-food and grocery industries.
Wendy’s is the only major fast food company who has not signed on to the program.
Milano was also quick to jump on Wendy’s back, posting a screenshot of a message on Instagram that read in part, “Sorry, Wendy’s, but this is the opposite of a complex issue. This is about sexual violence against women in the workplace, the only program proven to end that violence in the US agricultural industry, and your refusal to join that program, plan and simple.”
Niether Wendy’s or Chance have responded.