KFC created the ad below for its Australia market. The spot features a white dude getting himself out of an “awkward situation” at a cricket match by offering the black folks around him his bucket of fried chicken.
TMZ included a KFC rep’s remarks to a local paper when posting the video today, which were:
“It is a light-hearted reference to the West Indian cricket team … The ad was reproduced online in the US without KFC’s permission, where we are told a culturally-based stereotype exists, leading to the incorrect assertion of racism.”
Kentucky Fried Chicken–a company born in the dirty South of the United States and currently housed in the Kentucky-based corporation Yum! Brands, Inc.–needs to be told that a culturally-based stereotype exists? Are you fucking kidding me?
See, y’all, this is why I eat Korean fried chicken once a week. Sometimes twice.
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