A New York Republican candidate running for Senate has come under fire for advertising that he would hand out “Kool Aid, KFC and watermelons” at a campaign event in Harlem. According to NBC News 4Jon Girodes, the Republican candidate for New York’s 30th District, sent them an email using the racial stereotypes to describe the catering.

Ps I’m hosting an event in Harlem which will be in front of the state building in a few weeks. We will [donate] Kool Aid, KFC and watermelons to the public on 125th street in Harlem. Please join us to help the community,” he wrote.

When Girodes was asked did he think his comments were offensive, he said “no.”

What I think is anyone who gives free food to people is doing them a favor. Get a bunch of people who say it’s offensive and let me go into their neighborhood and give it out for free and see if they take it,” he said.

Yeah, he tried it.

But don’t worry folks, because according to New York Daily News, Girodes was arrested on Friday for an alleged Craigslist rent scam. Police charged him with grand larceny for listing his posh Midtown apartment online and collecting rent deposits but keeping the cash after backing out of the deals.

One woman claims he stole $11K after he agreed to rent his apartment to her. He allegedly took $7,750 to cover the lease and another $3500 to set her up with his immigration lawyer,” ABC News 7 reported. And that was just one victim–he allegedly stole a total of $50,000 from 10 victims, both men and women, police said.

So what does Girodes have to say for himself?

I love the NYPD, but there are two sides to every story,” he said.

Sure there is.

9 thoughts on “New York GOP Candidate’s Black Outreach Involves Kool-Aid, Watermelon And KFC

    • I do find it funny, and what I learned a long time ago is that you can’t let things you have no control over steal your joy. It’s ok to be offended by this silly story. But definitely not something serious enough to ruin my day. I thank Mac Ben for making me laugh.

  1. Maemae on said:

    You know reading comments like this on this site is so heartbreaking. All of the prejudice and negative remarks just sends a great reminder that we still have a very long way to go in society. In todays climate do you think that all of this negativity and sarcasms are funny? It is not! It is just really, really sad that this is what we are still enduring even after all of this time.

  2. While people eat it too . It’s not like they eat cavier and drink champagne . Even Donald trump eat fried chicken they use that stereotype to make themselves feel like they are better.

  3. ReThugs have really lost their GD minds!!!!!

    In order for either political party to reach out to the communities of color–that OUTREACH MUST BE SINCERE.

    Someone needs to inform these assholes that not ALL people of color eat Fried Chicken/drink Kool-Aid or eat Watermelon. In addition, some white folks like to get their mouths greasy too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looks like IGNORANCE REIGNS SUPREME in the GOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Mac Ben on said:

    He should have substituted the kool-aid with malt liquor, the KFC with Popeye’s and the watermelon with sock/it-to-me cake! Or had a weaves and rims raffle.

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