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These ‘F*ck You Fries’ Are Being Used As A Sign Of Solidarity For Brussels

Here at Foodbeast, we try to keep you guys entertained and informed with food stories that, at least to some degree, matter to you. We don’t reach for angles during tragedy, and we usually steer clear of that vertical, but when people use food to make a strong statement, it cannot go unnoticed.

There was a tragic attack in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday morning, which affected hundreds of lives directly and millions of lives indirectly. With Brussels being known for its French Fries, several people on social media used the food as a symbol of strength, anger, and many other feelings that  are being produced at this time of mourning.

Most notably, this photo of a 2008 Burger King ad has surfaced, where the fries are shaped to look like a middle finger. The ad was originally in protest toward a toll booth in New Zealand, according to Mashable, but it is now being used in response to the attacks in Brussels.

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The “Fuck You Fries” aren’t the only form of fries being shared throughout the internet, as the food is also being used in less aggressive ways, but equally as impactful.

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We are free. Forever #belgium #brussels #free #frites #orval #belgianreddevils

A photo posted by Stephane Viroux (@s_viroux) on

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Nothing brings people together like food, but it’s a shame that it has to relate to such hardships we face in this world.

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.

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