Friday, January 8, 2010

Kentucky Fried Racism

What do you do when you're in an "awkward situation" - meaning within close proximity to black people? Feed them fried chicken.
"too easy."

That was the "Cricket Survival Guide" KFC ad from Australia. Now check out this Kyochon ad for Korean fried chicken:

You gotta admire fried chicken manufacturers' willingness to capitalize on racism. They don't just stop at the fried chicken stereotype. You know somebody in their marketing department was like, "so we've got the black people and fried chicken thing already, what else can we do with this?" Let's see, there's: exploiting white and asian people's fear of black people, trying to get black folks to act "civilized," tribalism and drum beats, cannibalism, plus a little asian magic up in the mix. Perfect capitalist equation.