A Nebraska man who is calling on the city council in Lincoln to consider renaming boneless chicken wings went viral this week after footage of his speech was posted online.
Ander Christensen said during the Lincoln City Council meeting Monday that “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.”
“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,” he continued. Multiple residents in the meeting were seen and heard chuckling during the testimony.
Christensen argued that the meat found in boneless chicken wings does not necessarily come from the wing of a chicken. He also argued that boneless chicken wings “are just chicken tenders, which are already boneless.”
During his argument, Christensen suggested that the city call the dish “Buffalo-style chicken tenders,” “wet tenders,” “saucy nuggs” or “trash.”
“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” he concluded. “We know it because we feel it in our bones.”
Christensen continued his search for correct chicken wings on social media after his viral testimony.
I'm looking for the best wings. Please send me your suggestions
— Ander Christensen (@Handsome121Duck) September 2, 2020