Thursday, January 07, 2010



Blacks do NOT eat fried chicken -- apparently

We read:
"An ad by KFC showing a man giving chicken to West Indies fans has been slammed as racist. In the "cricket survival guide" ad, an Australian fan named Mick asks viewers "Need a tip when you're stuck in an awkward situation?" after being surrounded by cheering West Indies fans.

He then shares a bucket of KFC chicken with fans around him to calm the situation. The video has caused a massive stir in the US after it was posted on YouTube. The ad has been seen by some in the US as a reference to racial stereotype that African Americans eat fried chicken.

KFC Australia has acknowledged that the ad could be perceived as racist. They said the ad had been "misinterpreted by a segment of people in the US" in a statement released this morning. "It is a light-hearted reference to the West Indian cricket team," the statement read. "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.

Source

Video here.

A lot of American sensitivities are purely American. The High Court of Australia even ruled a few years ago that the word "n*gger" is not offensive in Australia

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you had any balls, you would replace that '*' with an 'i'. Back up your game.

Anonymous said...

Then what do they eat? So the idiots claiming this is racist honestly think no black person eats fried chix?
It is the morons crying racism that are the true racists, they are the ones that see race in everything.

Anonymous said...

Hello?!? Of course it's racist! It's the all about the White man enjoying a tasty meal that has historically been associated with Blacks. How DARE Whitey prosper from the plight of the Black man!

Stan B said...

[SARCASM]

It's another example of the white man reveling in his economic superiority, made possible only by his exploitation of the masses of minorities, and "giving back" to the very people he owes his affluence to!

That it also reinforces negative stereotypes (why a Black Man eating Fried Chicken is a negative stereotype is beyond me, but someone, somewhere must think it is!) is just a typical insensitive move.

[/SARCASM]

Anonymous said...

First of all, only a total nitiwit, or someone with zero knowlege of blacks would say they don't eat fried chicken. They live on it. That, and pizza.

Here in the US, most people from the West Indies, or the Carribean Islands, etc. don't consider themselves as "blacks", and will get highly offended when they are compared. I once asked a friend from Bermuda why this was. He told me they're not at all like American blacks, in that, they work for a living and don't rely on handouts from the government, they care about family members and community, and they're not prone to criminal activity. And here in NYC, his was a factual statement.

Anonymous said...

Yeah - all yanks (black or white) are obese couch-potatoes watching sports on tv as they scoff pizzas and chips - but please don't be offended as that being American stereotypes - it's just how you look on your OWN tv programs!

David W. Hunter said...

Anon 3:34 said, "First of all, only a total nitiwit, or someone with zero knowlege of blacks would say they don't eat fried chicken. They live on it. That, and pizza."

You really think Southern black people are any more likely to eat fried chicken than Southern white people?

As far as pizza, thats a new one. From my experience, white male college students eat more pizza than all other domographics put together.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps KFC should refuse to sell fried chicken to blacks. If they sell to blacks, arent't they reinforcing the stereotype? This is all too confusing for me...

Anonymous said...

If KFC uses blacks in commercials they are racist.... if they don’t use blacks in commercials they are racist.... how do they win this one?

Anonymous said...

Instead of hating whites they should embrace us. Don't hate success, copy it.

Anon 3:34 said...

Davis said:
"You really think Southern black people are any more likely to eat fried chicken than Southern white people"?

Yes David, i do. And it's not a secret, nor is it (IMO) in any way demeaning to blacks. In fact, i love fired chicken, and i'm White. But in large urban areas with large black populations, (NYC, Chicago, DC, etc.) most chicken places would close if not for blacks.

Anon 3:34 said...

P.S.
David, as for pizza in college towns, you are probably right. But again, in places with large black populations (not usually college towns) pizza is a big, big, favorite of blacks. A very close friend owns 5 pizza restaurants in NYC, and 85% of his customers are black.

Malcolm said...

Even if blacks don't eat fried chicken, why would be racist to say they do?

Anonymous said...

Blacks also like hamburgers, especially when they can use their race, and intimidation, to get away with paying.

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Anonymous said...

KFC where i live , the customers are about 75% african americans.

Anonymous said...

This whole thing is ridiculous.
This is about a supporter of one team sitting in the middle of a group of supporters of another team and wanting to ease the tension by sharing a delicious treat.
That said, this whole series of ads from KFC is pretty moronic. But this particular ad is no more offensive than if the Aussie had sat amongst Pakistanis and offered to share curry and rice or if he'd sat amongst Poms and offered to share roast beef.

jonjayray said...

I write n*gger to avoid trouble with Google

They host this blog

Anonymous said...

You sell out pretty easy JJ. Get another host, maybe one that doesn't have such deep ties to the Left.

Anonymous said...

And one that doesn't track every word we say!

Birdzilla said...

Liberals are like lemmings running blindly off a cliff to their own demise

Anonymous said...

Birdshitta,

I don't get the analogy. Examples please.

Anonymous said...

please tell me what is wrong with liking fried chicken? I like potatoes and I'm Irish somewhat, I don't mind if they associate potatoes with the Irish. How could one be ashamed of food??

Anonymous said...

Racist! The commercial use stereotypical friendly, happy, fun loving West Indians. The nerve of KFC.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. I work in corrections. I recall not too many years ago that the evening meal being served was fried chicken. I had MORE THAN ONE black inmate to nuts over the fact that we were serving fried chicken. It's true - they love this stuff. "Soul food" is what I've heard them call it.