The lead image of this particular entry, featuring a chicken posed in a provocative manner, has reached viral status. So much so, in fact, the "sexy chicken" now has its own Twitter feed, and its followers are increasing.
Before we get into the Twitter aspect, the article in question, "Chicken’s Attraction Is Truly Skin Deep," discusses the the intake of chicken skin. An example of the article's content:
And then there are skin people. They are the ones who cannot help themselves around roast or fried chicken, ripping off the crispiest bits of skin before the bird makes it to the table.
But as other have pointed out, the image of the posing chicken has completely stolen the article's thunder. So much so, in fact, the "sexy chicken" is now a legitimate viral phenomenon, complete with its own Twitter feed, and some silly backlash from PETA, which helps maintains their awesome record of drawing even more attention to the things they disapprove of.
An example of PETA's reaction:
"When I saw it I just couldn't believe that an editor of The New York Times would find it acceptable," PETA's founder and president Ingrid Newkirk told The Atlantic Wire. "It's downright offensive, not just to people who care about animals but almost to everyone. It's a plucked, beheaded, young chicken in a young pose," she said.
I'm not sure what Newkirk expects, but apparently, she's never purchased a whole chicken before -- or a Cornish hen, or a turkey, either. Nevertheless, the Sexy Chicken is a hit, at least for now.
As indicated, it has its own Twitter page now, something I seriously doubt PETA members will be apt to follow. Nevertheless, there are 800 (as of this writing) people who do. An example of what you'll find from the NYTChicken:
Yes. They're real. Now, stop staring at them.
As a lover of chicken breasts, this makes me happy to read. The fun continues:
@bittman, I know you've been checking me out and asking about me. There's no need to be shy. Yes, I'm organic. And, yes, I am single.Hey,
@PETA? Don't they know I'm a vegetarian?Why all the hate from
Needless to say, PETA didn't respond to the levity, instead choosing to promote its safety for animals agenda. Who knows? Maybe they'll address this issue in their upcoming pornography site, because nothing says animal safety like pictures of naked women posing with food. I mean, objectifying women worked so much with their banned Super Bowl ad, right?
All I got out of that was there are some extremely hot women posing with vegetables, while wondering exactly how these ladies are going to enjoy their food items. Lest we forget, the cucumber has long been a good substitute for, well, men.
Digression aside, all this attention means is it's a win for the sexy chicken. While I'm not one of its Twitter followers, I'm definitely on the side of something that has such delectable breasts.