Chewing the fat

KFC pulled its “racist” ad this week. And apologised. Dumb.

American cultural imperialism is perhaps the most annoying thing about our buddies in the coalition of the willing. Especially when they are ascribing flaws in their own character to the rest of the world. Nobody else thinks fried chicken is “black people’s food”. We all kind of missed that.

What I’d like to see KFC do is produce a follow up ad. A man standing in a crowd of angry fat Americans. A crowd he calms by the power of fried chicken.

That is all.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

One thought on “Chewing the fat”

  1. Lol that is so true! When America decries the so called 'racist' sentiments of other countries, it's more a reflection of their uneasiness with the culturally insensitive aspects of their own culture (like the African-American fried chicken stereotype) than anything to do with the country they're pointing the finger at. I would definitely pay to see that ad Nathan, although it'd kinda be the case of the pot calling the kettle black, given that Aussies are now the chubbiest people in the world.

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