Australian Racist KFC ad?

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  1. zeromac
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    This ad has been labelled as 'Racist' by some Australians and has been the talk of the media for awhile now
    Personally i don't think that this is racist because it shows a Australian Cricket supporter in a crowd of West Indies Cricket supporters.
    It has now also been pulled off-air by KFC with them issueing an applogy

    What do you guys think?
     


  2. Hatsu

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    Saw that on TV today [​IMG]
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Looks like a typical "wrong place" advert, when I still watched TV (adverts) that was a mainstay of them.
     
  4. Uncle FEFL

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    Almost everyone likes chicken. It's just a coincidence they hired ~20 dark-colored people to be tamed by a white guy with a bucket of chicken.

    What the hell were they thinking if not to be at the very least a tad racist?
     
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    I lol'd
    "Halp, stuck in a place with tons of African people. KFC will sort this!"
     
  6. Snorlax

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    Everyone is so friggin' sensitive now. 'AMGASH, WHITE MAN + AFRICANS + KFC? WTFUXBBQ!!1111oneone'.
    It seems that we've all gone backwards with the whole 'political correctness'.
     
  7. Hatsu

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    Lol Seven news reported on it [​IMG]
     
  8. zeromac
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    Lol 7pm Project reported on it also, was funny
     
  9. Hatsu

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    Missed it. [​IMG]
    How funny?
     
  10. House Spider

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    Yes.
     
  11. 8BitWalugi

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    Really? 7 News? Are you sure it wasn't Today Tonight?
     
  12. Gman 101

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    Problem is... American history only applies in America. Too bad some idiots in the media over in America blow this to high hell, taking everything out of proportion. Obviously those in the West Indies have no hard feelings to this ad... but some are far more willing to take offence for them... /facepalm

    At least learn what cricket is in the first place. A cricket bat =/= giant paddle (as said by some Americans Left4Dead 2).
     
  13. Law

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    "What's this? A white man sharing chicken with black people? RACIST!"

    Obviously he's racist because he didn't give any chicken to the other Australians.
     
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    4:30pm news [​IMG]
     
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    You actually watch that show? [​IMG]
     
  16. Hatsu

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    We all do. [​IMG]
     
  17. CyrusBlue

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    Black guy here.

    I don't see anything racist about this commercial. People will call racism on any fucking thing nowadays.
     
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    What's next ? - 20 Taliban + American Soldier + KFC = Peace !!!!!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  19. BlueStar

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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.
     
  20. Theraima

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    It's not racist, but sure is funny.