#ThingsToDoinJapaninWinter #4 : Eat a whole bucket of KFC (not an ad, they really do this in Japan!) 😂❤️ Normally, this is an activity for couples, but you can also devour a whole bucket by yourself if you like. ☺️👌🏻✨ #japanloverme Art by: @chichilittle 💕
In this Australian KFC ad, a very white dude finds himself sharing bleachers with a bunch of considerably less white dudes, who are being all loud and nonwhite-like. The protagonist covers his face with his hands to indicate his displeasure, as if his look of quiet panic wasn’t eloquent enough already.
The man addresses us to ask, “Stuck in an awkward situation?” And then, with the supreme confidence of his colonialist ancestors, he produces a signature bowl of deep fried chicken out of nowhere and holds it up as a silent offering to his captors. Suddenly, the crowd is soothed. “Too easy,” he tells us.
When the clip went viral, KFC apologized unreservedly and explained that it wasn’t really racist at all, because they were unaware of the “black people can’t resist fried chicken” stereotype and would never, ever demean minorities. We’d be more willing to believe this if 1) this hadn’t aired in notoriously-racist Australia, and 2) this was the only time KFC tried to tell us that the only way to communicate with black people is through chicken