It appears that White Power and White Powder do not mix. The UK Krispy Kreme branch has made a hasty retreat from its promotion for a new event: KKK Wednesday. No, the donut chain insists that it was not trying to get a neo-Nazi niche market. It was supposed to stand for Krispy Kreme Klub. The news will likely be a disappointed for all of those rotund Ku Klux Klan members seeking a donut with just the right white glaze and segregated flavors. A company spokeswoman has apologized “unreservedly for the inappropriate name of a customer promotion at one of our stores.”
The cancellation will at least avoid issues with those mixed donut types like the Chocolate Glazed donuts that would drive your average Klan member into a fit of racial disgust.
The event was actually designed to draw kids into their stores during Britain’s half-term when students have a holiday the middle of each three terms. The other events seem less . . . well . . . divisive: Funday Monday, Coloring Tuesday, Face Painting Thursday, Balloon Madness and Board Games Galore.
Just as warning, the chain may want to cancel any plans for a Coffee Klux event.