Do you find this ad racist ?

Do you find this ad racist ?


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cmb1981

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I doubt that KFC Aus has to go to US Head Office for approval, or else why have an Aus Head Office.

But you can be certain it was KFC US who gave the directive to have the ad pulled.

In the statement released here they apologised to anyone who misinterpreted it. Which is exactly what happened.
I work for an even larger multinational corporation with offices in nearly every country, and for us, a national TV advert in any market would get approval from HQ. Perhaps Yum! Brand does things differently, and if so, fair play to them, as American racial baggage need not apply to others.
 

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It's not racist. It's hardly funny.

:)
 

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Now that I think about it, I?m getting really mad about how VW treats us germans in their old Tv-spots that they show abroad ...

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv157ZIInUk[/YOUTUBE]

Jaaaaa!!!

RACISM!!!! :nazibanned:


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Americans think everything is racist.

What's really outrageous is that some dipshit clearly posted it on Youtube without context saying ZOMG ITS RACIALIST, because Americans are truly in tune with Australian cricket culture in regards to advertising ventures. So it's outrageous that KFC would bother even pulling the ad, since apparently Americans are going to get linked to this video in their emails with the subject line "ZOMG KFC IS RACIALIST" and then actually believe KFC is.

Kinda like how this local news broadcast was interpreted to be racist, because Popeye's (like KFC, except not shitty) ran out of chicken and all the customers just happened to be black. Apparently the news reporters forgot to throw in a white guy, an Asian, a Hispanic guy, and a transgender quadriplegic Jewish Canadian to balance it out:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek-CwbiPeZI[/YOUTUBE]

Afterwards, the news agency apologized for it. "We didn't realize everybody was black! Do only 'people of color' like fried chicken?"

No, fuck that. Everybody loves fried chicken, not just black people. So who fuckin' cares? I'm Asian, and I'd be pissed if Popeye's ran out of chicken when I was really craving it.

Dammit, now I really want some KFC. :(
 

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It's an ad for greasy shit half way across the world, what did you expect?

Also we serve fries with our KFC not god awful scones
I have to say I enjoy a KFC meal, I'm not really a fan of fast food, I like a good kebab, but generally speaking, it's something I eat once every two months. So when I eat fast food, I do like to eat something that actually tastes something, and that's where KFC comes in. I'll take a KFC meal over a McDonalds or Burgerking meal any day. But in the end, I'll prefer a proper meal.
 

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I often get the feeling that some americans have a guilty conscience with regards to racism against black people.
:lol: Each nation to their own.. We have the same problem with the Jews :p
 

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Americans think everything is racist.

What's really outrageous is that some dipshit clearly posted it on Youtube without context saying ZOMG ITS RACIALIST, because Americans are truly in tune with Australian cricket culture in regards to advertising ventures. So it's outrageous that KFC would bother even pulling the ad, since apparently Americans are going to get linked to this video in their emails with the subject line "ZOMG KFC IS RACIALIST" and then actually believe KFC is.

Kinda like how this local news broadcast was interpreted to be racist, because Popeye's (like KFC, except not shitty) ran out of chicken and all the customers just happened to be black. Apparently the news reporters forgot to throw in a white guy, an Asian, a Hispanic guy, and a transgender quadriplegic Jewish Canadian to balance it out:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek-CwbiPeZI[/YOUTUBE]

Afterwards, the news agency apologized for it. "We didn't realize everybody was black! Do only 'people of color' like fried chicken?"

No, fuck that. Everybody loves fried chicken, not just black people. So who fuckin' cares? I'm Asian, and I'd be pissed if Popeye's ran out of chicken when I was really craving it.

Dammit, now I really want some KFC. :(
:blink: Really?

It's a sure sign we have it too good when people get angry because they can't have their favorite fast food... What's this world coming to...? :?

Together with a friend I made the mistake of eating at KFC in Lubbock, TX. That's the most greasy chicken I have ever had, it was so greasy in fact that I felt internally lubricated after sharing a bucket of it with my friend... :rofl:
 

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Americans think everything is racist.

What's really outrageous is that some dipshit clearly posted it on Youtube without context saying ZOMG ITS RACIALIST, because Americans are truly in tune with Australian cricket culture in regards to advertising ventures. So it's outrageous that KFC would bother even pulling the ad, since apparently Americans are going to get linked to this video in their emails with the subject line "ZOMG KFC IS RACIALIST" and then actually believe KFC is.

Kinda like how this local news broadcast was interpreted to be racist, because Popeye's (like KFC, except not shitty) ran out of chicken and all the customers just happened to be black. Apparently the news reporters forgot to throw in a white guy, an Asian, a Hispanic guy, and a transgender quadriplegic Jewish Canadian to balance it out:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek-CwbiPeZI[/YOUTUBE]

Afterwards, the news agency apologized for it. "We didn't realize everybody was black! Do only 'people of color' like fried chicken?"

No, fuck that. Everybody loves fried chicken, not just black people. So who fuckin' cares? I'm Asian, and I'd be pissed if Popeye's ran out of chicken when I was really craving it.

Dammit, now I really want some KFC. :(

LOL LOOOL

LOOOOOOOOL

I'm really laughing my ass of... I've never seen so many dumb people in one compilation.

"We can't feed our kids" :lol: :wall: Yah of course... they'll starve to death if that one damn fastfood restaurant isn't opened :rolleyes:

Honestly... how bad can a parent be? Unbelievable... just go to a shop and cook something yourself you useless bitch of a mother

Also that ridiculously fat guy... I'd suggest he doesn't eat anything for a few months... then he might drop down his weight to about a still not healthy half a metric ton :rolleyes:
 
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EDIT: ^ LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL :lmao:

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@ OP: I lul'd :lol:

Seriously, I don't think KFC meant for it to be racist. Even if it was a bit ... OH NO, we can't have some Americans finding an ad that only aired Australia to be racist! :eek:
 
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Wonder what happened if KFS started serving watermelon salad?
 

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I can't see the racism in it... and that woman in the video is fucking ridiculous... has someone ever jumped on the racism card so fast and had no reason for it? Christ, she's talking as if they've been dressed up as an unruly tribe and are jumping around a fire with human skulls on sticks.

Dude isn't within his own culture. He knows people like chicken. He offers the "crowd pleaser" to the CROWD around him. They are pleased.
End of.
 

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I can definitely see where the knee-jerk reaction to call it racist comes from. But that's just taking it out of context. It's an Australian ad, not an American one. While pulling the ad was probably the best thing for their bottom line, I think they should have kept running it.

Also, why anyone eats that greasy shit they pass for fried chicken is beyond me.
 

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Sooo... only black people like fried chicken...?
*looks around and realizes there is no KFC presence in this country*
 

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I think this whole racist business is blown way out of proportions everywhere.
Here in Norway you cant even comment on anything regarding pakistanis, africans or other foreigners without being labeled a racist by some leftwing douchebag (as long as your comment is not positive).
I understand that the US has a history of actual racism, but I cannot understand why that ad should be labeled as racist.
 
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This shit really pisses me off. People (Americans in particular but also Europeans) need to realize that NOT EVERYTHING IS RACIST! I remember when someone called Obama a dog walking on hind legs and everyone was upset because it was racist; sorry, but I think MA's governor (who is black) is worse than a dog walking on hind legs - not because he's black but because he is a dumbass who is ruining the state. Oh, anyone remember when Obama was speaking about healthcare and someone yelled out "LIAR!" at him? Supposedly that was racist also. When Gates got arrested in Cambridge by a white cop everyone yelled racist; fuck you assholes, the dumb shithead shouldn't have talked shit to the cop and then he wouldn't have gone to jail that night. Why do minorities now think that they are above the law simply because they are not white christian males and they can just blame their inadequacies on racism?

/rant
 
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