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Death Row-Themed Pop-Up Canceled Over Death Threats

It's probably best not to create a pop-up that serves the last meals of death row inmates.

Death Row Dinners

Remember that really awful pop-up restaurant centered around the meals of death row inmates? Common sense finally kicked in and it has been canceled by the organizers. The group behind London-based Death Row Dinners planned to serve diners controversial replicas of the last meals of death row inmates, but "without the nasty execution bit." The internet blew up with rage and the anonymous organizers issued an apology on their website after facing severe backlash.

Up until now, the dinners — which were supposed to start on October 24 — were not officially canceled, and customers could still purchase tickets. Yahoo writes that the decision to fully shut down the pop-up was made because of "serious threatening behaviour." Apparently, the organizer’s "personal safety and the safety of the guests" were at risk, so the event could no longer take place. Death Row Dinners' website and official Twitter account have now been deleted.

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