Krispy Kreme Defends Their Generosity For Giving Free Donuts To Vaccinated People

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For generations, Krispy Kreme has been serving delicious donuts and coffee and now they are doing so for free for anyone that has been vaccinated for Covid-19.

By showing their support for those who choose to get vaccinated, anyone who shows their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will receive a free Original Glazed donut. Any qualified guest needs to show their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to redeem the COVID-19 Vaccine Offer.

And while there are some people who are loving this initiative, others are not. Here’s what you need to know.

Krispy Kreme Defends Their Generosity For Giving Free Donuts To Vaccinated People

Krispy Kreme’s CEO was recently forced to respond to the backlash for offering free donuts to vaccinated customers. Yet many social media users called out Krispy Kreme in the following days and pointed out that obesity is a growing problem for Americans and is a risk factor for COVID-19.

According to the CDC, about 40 percent of Americans are concerned to be obese, with that number maybe even a little higher because of the ongoing pandemic and lockdowns in many parts of the country.

“Krispy Kreme is offering free donuts to anyone who’s been vaccinated. Which is great news for anyone who got the shot but still has a death wish,” Stephen Colbert even tweeted.

Yet, CEO Mike Tattersfield defended the company’s intentions with the controversial promotion deal. “We’re a sweet treat company, [and] if folks don’t want to visit a donut shop, they don’t have to,” said Tattersfield.

He added that if “folks that want to get a vaccine, if they decide to combine a Krispy Kreme pickup [for] a doughnut, they can. That’s how we look at it… generosity.”

“I drop off a lot of doughnuts to the healthcare system. They’re very appreciative, given the days that they have to work…people are always looking for a little sweet treat break. It’s okay,” he said.

It’s also been noted that Krispy Kreme saw a surge in sales in 2020.

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