Illustration for article titled Because #TheChickening Knows No Bounds, Popeyes’ Chicken Sandwich Jumps the Shark—Onto an Ugly Christmas Sweater
Screenshot: UglyChristmasSweater.com

‘Tis the season to be eatin’—and wearing hideous sweaters to holiday gatherings. Now, the chicken sandwich that kept America in its clutches has yet again put its indelible stamp on the culture, lending its image to the ugly Christmas sweater craze, now available at—no, not Popeyes—but the aptly named UglyChristmasSweater.com.

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“The knit runs $44.95, roughly what it would cost you to buy 14 of the sandwiches with some change for fries,” reports CNN, adding, “So the choice is yours—would you rather devour the golden, buttermilk goodness or rep it?”

Well, if you’re looking for some warm, toasty Popeyes goodness this season, you better pull up to the drive-thru because like another notorious Christmas sweater, the knitted Popeyes tribute is entirely sold out—though you can use coupon POPEYES for 10 percent off sitewide on other equally ugly sweaters (and there are plenty to choose from).

But for real, fam, is this what we’re doing now? Wearing our love for a damned fried chicken sandwich on our chests? Paying to advertise for a company that couldn’t even keep up with the feeding frenzy? I mean, I guess...but if this is how it’s going down for Christmas, Valentine’s Day should be something else.

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.

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