British government annouces anti-knifecrime chicken takeout boxes

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/08/15/british-government-annouces-an.html

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If boxes for fried chicken need this warning, candy bar wrappers need them more.

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It’s possible for government to convey this kind of information to people in a way that isn’t immediately considered bigoted and patronizing. It’s also no surprise that this government has completely failed to do so.

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Long live SPORK!

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Sure - but what types of knives are we talking about here?

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From the headline, I almost thought this was going to be about knife-resistant take-out boxes.

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IKR

Anti-knifecrime Wear

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How about banning fried chicken, if you care about the safety of your citizens.

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Good for the chickens who haven’t already been victims of knifecrime, too. :wink:

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Don’t worry, the rules will be overreaching, while also rather arbitrary and influenced by contemporary boogieman ideas.

Edit:
<— happens to be a vegan who carries knives daily. Too bad.

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Perhaps they should just hire Millwall fans to work at KFC.

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Look man, it’s supposed to make me aware of knife-crime, not completely arose both my libido and appetite.

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Related?

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I thought maybe there had been a recent spree of people using takeout chicken boxes as knives – I don’t know, maybe some kind of origami involving the wire handles? – and these boxes had a new design to prevent that.

Then, seeing the #knifefree box, I figured it meant you didn’t need a knife to open the box or cut up the chicken. But that suggested the confusing idea that kids were carrying around knives for the express purpose of opening chicken boxes, and then deciding to engage in crime as a side-effect.

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My reaction: "Why would this kind of message on a fried chicken box be bigoted…

Oh.

Ooooh.

OOOOoooooooooooooh.

Yeesh."

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For those who are confused (because I was):
They’re not knife-free chicken boxes, they’re chicken boxes with anti-knife carry messages

Because kids who carry knives also apparently frequent chicken joints. It’s just message placement, not a clever knife-free innovation in chicken packaging.

I don’t believe there is the same tight association with fried chicken and POC in the uk that there is in the US; not sure I see racial bias here. It’s universally cack-handed.

Almost certainly a complete waste of time.

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You have to provide your own:

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