*Questlove, the drummer for the Roots – Jimmy Fallon’s house band – snapped a picture of a menu sign posted in the NBC cafeteria advertising its special selections for Black History Month. (View below.)
The sign listed fried chicken, collard greens and jalapeno cornbread, among other soul food staples, according to the photo posted on Quest’s Twitter page.
After the tweet sparked outrage, a twitter account under the name @nbcu, claiming to be NBC’s VP of Communications, Kevin Goldman, posted its first and only tweet: “The sign in the NBCU cafeteria has been removed. We apologize for anyone who was offended by it.”
Meanwhile, the chef, Leslie Calhoun — who is black — said she has been trying to institute a special Black History Month menu for years and was allowed to do so for the first time this year. She said doesn’t understand the controversy.