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:lol: I don't think it's racist, I think it's just...

 

:lol: I have no idea what it is.

 

Still, if it was an American ad, it would offend the hell out of me, but I don't know what to do with that.

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I've heard of, but not seen, the other ads in the Australia KFC "Crowd Pleaser" campaign following the same "make friends via fried chicken" formula.  This one is just an Australia fan sitting in the wrong section. 

 

I'm unaware of a similar stereotype existing in Australia that all dark skinned West Indies people enjoy fried chicken.  I think it'd be ridiculous to get all up in arms and be offended on their behalf by imposing our context when there was none to begin with. 

 

edit: Nope, it's a Cricket Survival Guide series : http://www.kfc.com.au/cricket/index.asp

 

I stand corrected, as the man in orthopedic shoes said. 

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Exactly, if they made this ad while the Ashes were on they'd have the lone ocker offering the bucket to a punch of pissed middle aged brits with pot bellies.

 

lol at the dipshit Americans (and i'm usually the guy who defends Yanks from those usual taunts) getting up in arms about it.

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It's another case of something being more offensive in one county than another - ie "Paki" is more offensive in the UK than Australia because of the way it's been used in the past, a racial slur for all people of a certain race in one country, a friendly contraction for people from a certain country in another, Chinese-made sofas shipped to the US being available in "nigger brown" etc

 

In America the stereotype of the dumb, uncultured black person eating nothing but watermelon and KFC has been ubiquitous for ages. so it's not really surprising that it's viewed differently on the other side of the world to how the writers (hopefully) thought it would be.

 

Spoiler for examples of KFC related racism...

 

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/853/niggerheaven8116216.jpg

 

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/7083/f12062552202mdb501b1fb9.jpg

 

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4355/kfc28151136.jpg

 

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1581/kfc8169136.png

 

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/9168/kfcevidence618604385568.gif

 

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3554/screamercrieskfc8738244.gif

 

 

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Its clever as it isn't outright racism. The advert is suggesting that everybody likes KFC, and if you're stuck in the away end with a home team replica shirt on (or vice versa) it is a good way to break the ice, as everyone likes KFC.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8447457.stm

 

The Australian arm of the fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has had to withdraw an advertisement after accusations of racial insensitivity.

 

It showed a white cricket fan trying to pacify a group of rowdy West Indian fans by handing around fried chicken.

 

When the advertisement reached America via the internet there were complaints.

 

It was accused of reinforcing a derogatory racial stereotype linking black people in the American deep south with a love of fried food.

 

The advertisement from Kentucky Fried Chicken features a white cricket fan dressed in the green and gold of the Australian team surrounded by a group of West Indian supporters, who are dancing and singing to a calypso beat.

 

He decides to quieten them down by handing around a bucket of fried chicken.

 

Picked up by the American media, the advertisement immediately stirred controversy, because it was alleged to have perpetuated the racial stereotype that black people eat a lot of fried chicken.

 

The fast food chain's head office in America said it was withdrawing the advertisement, and apologised for what it called "any misrepresentation" which might have caused offence.

 

It is the second time in three months that something broadcast in Australia has caused a racial stir in America.

 

The last flare-up was over an entertainment show on the Australian network Channel Nine in which a group of singers appeared with blacked-up faces to impersonate the Jackson Five.

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I usually don't agree when people say "it's political correctness gone mad!!!!" etc etc, but there's nothing racist about that advert.

 

I'm sure most West Indian people would think the same, the complaints are a load of bollocks. It unbelieable that firstly, some people complained, and secondly that a professional body upheld the complaint. Thirdly, what the fuck are KFC apologising for?

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I usually don't agree when people say "it's political correctness gone mad!!!!" etc etc, but there's nothing racist about that advert.

 

I'm sure most West Indian people would think the same, the complaints are a load of bollocks. It unbelieable that firstly, some people complained, and secondly that a professional body upheld the complaint. Thirdly, what the f*** are KFC apologising for?

 

 

For making shit chicken.

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