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Salon reports that the UK division of Krispy Kreme "has officially apologized after advertising their short-lived 'KKK [Krispy Kreme Klub] Wednesdays' promotion for their Hull location. Apparently, people outside the U.S. — including the representatives from Krispy Kreme’s British headquarters who approved the promotion — are unfamiliar with the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization known for grotesque violence primarily against black people."

“Krispy Kreme apologizes unreservedly for the inappropriate name of a customer promotion at one of our stores,” a spokesperson said. “The promotion was never intended to cause offense. All material has been withdrawn and an internal investigation is currently underway.”
KC's View:
Hopefully they'll also discontinue Noontime Neo-Nazi specials as well...