An unsuspecting U.S. Open fan was caught on camera dipping chicken tenders into her ice-cold soda and social media lost its collective mind.
Why are we dipping chicken fingers into soda? Why is this happening? Someone call the cops right now! pic.twitter.com/iO9KsgYE4O— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) September 3, 2018
Alexa Greenfield, 26, was at the tennis match with her sister and nephews, and the group was enjoying lunch, when she was captured on video practicing her strange dunking concoction. That footage went up on ESPN's Twitter site, and boom, Greenfield is famous.
She's a bit perplexed by all the attention. She knows it's weird. But she never thought it was THAT weird.
Her dad taught her to do it, she explained, as a way to cool off the chicken. She liked the taste of Coke mixed with chicken and just kept doing it.
"It sounds gross, I totally get it," she told InsideEdition.com Wednesday.
Greenfield said she was messing around with her nephews, when she did the chicken dunk. She told them she was about to do something really weird and that the boys had to keep her "secret."
She didn't know there was a camera guy near her, taping the whole thing.
"I got caught," she said.
A text from a friend alerted her to the viral-bound video. "In my head, I just went, 'S***!" she said.
One of the most frequent questions she's gotten in her new online fame is whether she drinks the Coke she uses as a dip.
She feigns disgust. "It gets greasy." she says. "I guess I have a line."
This is legit psychopath status— Julie Stewart-Binks (@JSB_TV) September 3, 2018
The avalanche of attention, some of it nasty, strikes her as "hysterical," she said. And to address some of the not-so-nice posts she's received, Greenfield said she plans to start a hashtag challenge. She encourages people to take photos of themselves dunking weird stuff like chicken, or pizza, into a Coke and posting it with the hashtag #alexagdipchallenge.
'Merica. Where we dip our fried chicken fingers into Coke. Wow. https://t.co/bvtJe3WUnM— Clayton Morris (@ClaytonMorris) September 3, 2018
For every post, she says she will donate funds to an anti-bullying organization. The amount she pays per post will depend on what kind of response she receives, she said.
"You might as well take something bad and make it into something good," she said.