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WATCH: Man pleads with public to drop the term ‘boneless chicken wings’

A man from Nebraska, USA, finally has had enough of people using the term “boneless chicken wings,” and he let it all out in a passionate speech.

Ander Christensen went viral on Twitter for addressing the issue during a public comment period of a Lincoln City council meeting on Aug. 31.

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“Lincoln has the opportunity to be a social leader. We have been casually ignoring a problem that has gotten so out of control that our children are throwing around names and words without even understanding their true meaning, treating things as though they are normal,” the citizen stressed.

“I go into nice family restaurants and see people throwing this name around and pretending as though everything is just fine. I’m talking about boneless chicken wings,” he added.

“I propose we as a city remove the name boneless wings from our menus and from our hearts,” Christensen appealed as he listed down a number of reasons.

Number one, he argued, is because “nothing about boneless wings actually come from the wing of a chicken.”

“We would be disgusted if a butcher was mislabeling their cuts of meat, yet we go around pretending as though the breast of a chicken is in its wing?” he stressed.

His second reason is that boneless chicken wings are “already cuts that are just boneless,” pointing out that he does not “go and order boneless tacos.”

The third reason, which is probably the heaviest one, is that he wants people to “raise their children better.”

“They are raised being afraid of having bones attached to their meat. That’s where meat comes from: It grows on bones. We need to teach them that a wing of a chicken is from a chicken, and it’s delicious,” Christensen said.

What should people call these poor, misnamed variant of “wings” then? Christensen had several ideas in mind: Buffalo-style chicken tenders, wet tenders, saucy nuggs — or even trash, just not “boneless chicken wings.”

Christensen’s wife, Alyssa, uploaded her husband’s plea on YouTube and noted, “He is now the saucy nuggs guy. My husband is hilarious.”

The man likewise shared the video on Twitter, which has so far gained almost 14,000 likes and around 2,500 retweets since Sept. 1.

“It was time for me to get involved in local politics,” Christensen quipped.


He also followed up on the issue yesterday, tweeting, “A storm is brewing. The Lincoln City Council has yet to make a public statement but they can see the writing on the wall. #SaucyNugs.”

Thousands of netizens are now backing Christensen’s campaign and it seems that the movement to ban “boneless chicken wings” has become larger than ever.

Matt Osborn, a councilor from an Australian city, even shared his enthusiasm and support for Christensen’s cause.

“Hello Ander. As a city councillor from the other side of the world, I am heartened and inspired to witness such passionate grassroots campaigning on contentious public policy challenges. No one should have to put up with degraded language or trash snacks,” Osborn tweeted earlier today, Sept. 3.

Christensen appreciated the message and replied: “I appreciate your support. My campaign is moving forward. I expect to see some big changes here in the future.”

As Christensen’s campaign gains more and more supporters, it seems that it is only a matter of time before restaurants start editing their menus for the greater good, of course.  /ra


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