Government’s anti-knife chicken boxes criticised for being a ‘crude, offensive and harmful gimmick’
Young people will be warned of the dangers of carrying a knife on specially branded chicken shop boxes
The Home Office scheme aims to deter young people from getting involved in knife crime
The Home Office has been accused of pedalling racial stereotypes in a “crude” and “offensive” plan to cover fried chicken packaging with anti-knife crime slogans. Young people will be warned of the dangers of carrying a knife on specially branded chicken shop boxes as part of the Government’s #knifefree campaign.
Following backlash over the campaign, the Government said it was an evidence-based project and Home Secretary Priti Patel said she would “not apologise” for “communicating tragic consequences of carrying a kni