Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/30/2011

New York Times ‘sexy chicken’ now on Twitter

The New York Times’s so-called “sexy chicken” picture immediately overshadowed the article it accompanied, a piece on eating the bird’s skin.

Tony Cenicola’s photo was the talk of Twitter, got its own Times blog post and was condemned by PETA. Naturally, the chicken carcass is now tweeting.
Tony Cenicola’s “sexy chicken” picture. (Tony Cenicola - The New York Times.)

“I need to get out of this @NYTFridge. I'm all for ‘air chilling,’ but come on,” one tweet read. “Thanks for all the comments on my skin. I don't wax. 100% plucked. By [Times editor Sam Sifton.] Such gentle hands,” read another.

It’s not clear who is behind @NYTchicken, which currently has over 470 followers. The account is following only three accounts: Chickens On Camera, Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Times’s dining editor, Pete Wells.

Wells has since retweeted a message the chicken sent him: “Hey cutie.”

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