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Lincoln man goes viral for speech about boneless chicken wings

Posted at 9:33 AM, Sep 03, 2020


A Lincoln man has gone viral after delivering a passionate speech to the Lincoln City Council.

Ander Christensen approached the council on Monday night making his argument for why boneless chicken wings should be renamed in the city of Lincoln.

"Lincoln has the opportunity to be a social leader in this country. We have been casually ignoring a problem that has gotten so out of control that our children are throwing around names and words without even understanding their true meaning, treating things as though they’re normal,” Christensen. “I’m talking about boneless chicken wings. I propose that we as a city remove the name boneless wings from our menus and from our hearts."

Some in the audience can be heard chuckling, to which Christensen asked that he not be interrupted. He went on to say the wings should be renamed because they are not from the wing of the chicken but the breast.

"We would be disgusted if a butcher was mislabeling their cuts of meat, but then we go around pretending as if the breast of the chicken is its wind," Christensen said.

He goes on to say the wings are just chicken tenders, which are already boneless.

“I don’t go to order boneless tacos. I don’t go and order boneless club sandwiches,” Christensen said.

Finally, Christensen said children need to not be afraid to eat meat that is attached to bones. He proposed several new names for boneless chicken wings for the council to consider.

"We can call them buffalo-style chicken tenders, we can call them wet tenders, we can call them saucy nugs or trash," Christensen said. "We can take these steps and show the country where we stand, and that we understand that we’ve been living a lie for far too long."

After Christensen finished his speech, Councilman Roy Christensen revealed that the man was his son.

The speech has been shared several times on social media, with some clips receiving more than 5 million views.