(WTRF)- IKEA is in hot water after one of its stores allegedly listed fried chicken and watermelon on a menu for its employees to honor Juneteenth.
IKEA sent an email out to employees that listed the menu items for the celebration
An employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told CBS46, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don’t even know the history, they used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”
TMZ also reported an anonymous employee reportedly said none of the coworkers who sat down to create the menu was Black.
TMZ reached out to IKEA and the spokesperson said,
“We value our co-workers’ voices and changed the menu after receiving feedback that the foods that were selected are not reflective of the deeply meaningful traditional foods historically served as part of Juneteenth celebrations. We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize.”