Earlier today KFC Australia deleted a questionable tweet after it encountered a bit of backlash. By “questionable tweet” I mean a pixelated picture of a woman giving some guy an HJ followed by the caption “Something hot and spicy is coming soon.” Seriously, they even labeled the tweet with a “NSFW” hashtag. I suppose that’s better than #FingerLickinGood.
In a statement to The Daily Mail, KFC Australia confirmed that the post was “a genuine tweet” promoting next week’s launch of “new Hot & Spicy chicken products.” Because nothing sells spicy chicken like male ejaculate.
The statement went on to say that the post “was not intended to offend,” a point the company reiterated in a following tweet:
We are very sorry for our earlier tweet on H&S - we didn’t mean to offend and removed it when we realised we’d made an error in judgment.— KFC Australia (@KFCAustralia) April 15, 2016
I guess you have to give them credit for not pretending their Twitter account was hacked.
How did this happen? If I had to guess, I imagine there’s an actual chicken on the man’s lap, and the “joke” would have been revealed later in the day. But I also imagine we’ll never know for sure since the people behind the campaign are probably no longer working for KFC.
As you might expect, it didn’t take long for Twitter users to come up with some new KFC ad ideas of their own:
And now that they’ve let the cat out of the bag, even their “normal” tweets seem dirty: