Just when you think we’ve reached peak stupid in this timeline some moron comes along and proves that people are so much dumber than we even know.
Today’s Woke Moron is the Winn-Dixie grocery store chain. A staple of the Southeastern United States, TMZ is reporting that Winn-Dixie may be getting ready to drop “Dixie” from its name. The reason? George Floyd and Racism (capital R) of course:
Sources at Winn-Dixie tell TMZ … the supermarket chain — billed as a southern heritage brand serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi — is considering changing its name because, just like The Chicks, it deems the term “Dixie” as problematic due to ties to the old south and its way of thinking.
We’re told the grocery chain doesn’t have a name picked out just yet, but based on the folks we spoke with it looks like it may only be a matter of time before making a switch. If the grocery chain does make a change, it’ll come on the heels of The Chicks dropping “Dixie”from its name.As for the official response, a Winn-Dixie spokesperson tells TMZ … “At Southeastern Grocers, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive culture and community that promotes belonging, inclusion and diversity. As such, we stand against racism and support the Black Lives Matter movement across our country.”
The rep went on to say, “While our Winn-Dixie banner has proudly served our communities for nearly 100 years, many things have changed during that time, and we have always been and will continue to be responsive to the needs and concerns expressed by the communities we serve.” Translation … something’s coming down the pike.
Winn-Dixie gained its iconic moniker in the 1950s after the original Winn & Lovett company purchased the Dixie Home grocery store chain in the Carolinas. The purchase deal required that “Dixie” remain part of the name.
No word yet on whether copies of the book and movie “Because of Winn-Dixie” will be burned on a pyre to atone for the South’s racist ways (or something). With stupid spreading faster than Chinese Coronavirus in a New York nursing home, however, I’d expect both to be banned by lunch time tomorrow.