NYC Pizzeria Gets Criticized For Racist Pizza Of The Month!! - The Shade Room

NYC Pizzeria Gets Criticized For Racist Pizza Of The Month!!


A popular NYC pizzeria is under some heat of its own after its poor decision of a pizza name that comes across extremely racist. 

Located in Midtown, Pizza by Certé, debuted their new pizza of the month called “Pic-A-Nika” and if the name doesn’t catch you off guard its description surely will! 

According to PIX11, “Pic-A-Nika” is described to be a pie that is topped with “Southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, and sunflower seed crust with arugula, goat cheese, ricotta, and bleu cheese.” Chileeee, whet!? 

One viewer, who seemed particularly unsettled about the pizza of the month, decided to email the news station stating, “I went there today and there was a new pizza that they are selling called “pic-a-nika” which sounded very horrible when I read it. It was when I read the description I knew that the name was in fact racist.”

In the defense of the pizzeria, manager, Victor Guzman, told PIX 11 that the name simply comes an “Italian pronunciation” that came from how his dad used to say “picnic”.


They have since apologized for their poor decision of an advertisement:


Hopefully they have learned from this mistake , let’s chat below! 

Sources Sited: PIX 11

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