Cracker Barrel has issued an apology after customers pointed out a cord wrapped like a noose was hanging from the ceiling of the chain's East Windsor, Connecticut location. Pictures of the cord were shared on social media and the restaurant faced the wrath of Twitter.
"Someone at Cracker Barrel in East Windsor need to explain why there are nooses on the ceiling," blogger Alfonso Robinson tweeted.
"Paging Cracker Barrel. Now might a good time to take those nooses down at your East Windsor location."
After hours of criticism and jokes on Twitter, the company took time to respond. The restaurant chain promised Robinson that it would look in to the matter further and remove the noose.
"We’re sorry this happened. This antique electric soldering iron has an original wrapped cord that should not have been displayed. We have removed the item from our East Windsor store. Many thanks to the guest who notified us of this so that we could correct our error," the restaurant chain replied.
In spite of their commitment to removing the noose, many were still upset that it was placed in the restaurant to begin with. Local activist Keren Prescott is not letting Cracker Barrel off of the hook.
"Having a noose, or even having a rope tied in such a way that resembles a noose, is very traumatizing to see as a Black person," Prescott said.
"We know the history of the country."
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