Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: KFC Accused of Racism Over Australian Advertisement

  1. #1
    Funding Member
    „Friend of Germanics”
    Funding Membership Inactive
    Nachtengel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    16 Hours Ago @ 01:45 PM
    Ethnicity
    German
    Gender
    Posts
    6,364
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    200
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,159
    Thanked in
    670 Posts

    KFC Accused of Racism Over Australian Advertisement

    KFC advert showing Australian cricket fan placating West Indies supporters with chicken has caused anger in America

    Andrew Clark
    guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 6 January 2010 16.32 GMT


    The Australian arm of the fast-food chain KFC has been accused of racial insensitivity over a television commercial showing an outnumbered white cricket fan handing out pieces of fried chicken to appease a dancing, drumming and singing group of black West Indian supporters.

    Aired as part of a series called "KFC's cricket survival guide", the 30-second clip depicts an uncomfortable looking man named Mick wearing a green and yellow Australian cricket shirt, surrounded on all sides in a cricket stand by high spirited Caribbean fans.

    "Need a tip when you're stuck in an awkward situation?" Mick asks. He then passes round a bucket of KFC chicken, the drumming stops and he remarks: "Too easy."

    Although intended only for an Antipodean audience, the clip has quickly found its way around the world on the internet, prompting stinging criticism in the US where fried chicken remains closely associated with age-old racist stereotypes about black people in the once segregated south.

    A writer at one US newspaper, the Baltimore Sun, questioned whether the ad was a spoof, remarking: "If it is a genuine KFC advertisement, it could be seen as racially insensitive."

    Another on-line commentator, Jack Shepherd of BuzzFeed, asks: "What's a white guy to do when he finds himself in a crowd full of black folks? KFC has the answer."

    KFC Australia has come out fighting, saying that the commercial was a "light-hearted reference to the West Indian cricket team" that had been "misinterpreted by a segment of people in the US."

    The company said: "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.

    "We unequivocally condemn discrimination of any type and have a proud history as one of the world's leading employers for diversity."

    In the Australian media, the reaction has been mixed, with some commentators accusing Americans of "insularity". Brendon O'Connor, an associate professor at the University of Sydney, told 9 Network News that the association between fried chicken and ethnic minorities was a distinctly US issue: "They have a tendency to think that their history is more important than that of other countries."

    The flare-up comes three months after another racial controversy between Australia and the US in which the American singer Harry Connick Jr, appearing as a judge on an Australian television talent show, reacted strongly to a skit in which a group of singers appeared with blacked up faces to emulate the Jackson Five.

    On the show, called "Hey, Hey It's Saturday", Connick gave the group zero points and demanded an apology from the broadcaster, remarking: "If they turned up looking like that in the United States, it would be like 'hey, hey, there's no more show'."
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...used-of-racism


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Ediruc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Online
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 @ 05:32 AM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    German-American
    Ancestry
    German-American and proud
    Subrace
    Alpinid-Nordid
    Country
    United States United States
    Gender
    Posts
    1,297
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    21
    Thanked in
    21 Posts
    I saw that commercial. I don't understand what is so "racist" about it The only people perceiving it as racist are the ones who are screaming "DATS RACIST!" The blacks starring in it didn't think it was racist, apparently, so why should we?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Old Winter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    Monday, February 28th, 2011 @ 09:30 PM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    Dutch
    Ancestry
    French, Zeelandic, Dutch.
    Subrace
    CeltoGermanic
    Country
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Location
    Rotterdam
    Gender
    Politics
    None
    Religion
    Racial occultism
    Posts
    1,857
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    13
    Thanked in
    13 Posts
    KFC should be closed because of animal cruelty.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    theTasmanian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 @ 10:24 AM
    Ethnicity
    Prussian X Anglo/Celt
    Country
    Australia Australia
    State
    Tasmania Tasmania
    Location
    Hobart
    Gender
    Age
    45
    Family
    Single adult
    Occupation
    Back to Boilermaker/weldering
    Politics
    not the Greens
    Religion
    Pagan
    Posts
    815
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    7
    Thanked in
    7 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Edoric View Post
    I saw that commercial. I don't understand what is so "racist" about it The only people perceiving it as racist are the ones who are screaming "DATS RACIST!" The blacks starring in it didn't think it was racist, apparently, so why should we?
    What like this


    some comments from another forum i go too

    Geez its lucky KFC didnt include watermelon in their packs lol

    Hmmmm....I bet KFC only released this as a celebration of the Indian getting stabbed the other day too. Roll Eyes Geez I'm so over the fucking racist industry these days....both in the press and here on the forum. How long before the pharmaceutical companies get into shit for putting cotton on top of the pills in medicine bottles ......obviously a reminder that Negroes picked cotton before they became drug addicts eh? Get a sense of humor I say or get fucked

    Racism only exists where people want it to. This is retarded. frustrated

    Who's up for a verse of "Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep"? Roll Eyes
    But then im sure most of the yanks are getting sick of the PC BS that is always pushed about
    Tasmanian twice the heads!!.......twice the intelligence!?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Erlkönig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Online
    Saturday, August 25th, 2012 @ 02:49 PM
    Ethnicity
    West Prussia
    Ancestry
    From the roots of the Mountain.
    Country
    Australia Australia
    Gender
    Age
    31
    Occupation
    Student.
    Posts
    281
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    3 Posts
    Life is a well of delight; but where the rabble also drink, there all fountains are poisoned.

  6. #6
    Anachronism
    „Friend of Germanics”
    Funding Membership Inactive
    Huginn ok Muninn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    Germanic
    Ancestry
    Germany, Norway, England
    Subrace
    Nordeby
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    Texas Texas
    Gender
    Zodiac Sign
    Leo
    Family
    Single adult
    Politics
    Farther right than you.
    Posts
    3,140
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    801
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    916
    Thanked in
    456 Posts
    American negroes learned from american jews.. being offended is a major industry and excuse to hate Whitey.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Haereticus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 @ 09:57 PM
    Ethnicity
    Northern European
    Subrace
    Nordid/Alpinid
    Country
    England England
    Gender
    Family
    Married parent
    Occupation
    Designer
    Politics
    Pan-European Nationalist
    Religion
    Agnostic
    Posts
    317
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    3 Posts
    The Australian ad is tame. I think this Korean advert might upset the complainers a bit more:

    Korean Ad
    “It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words”

  8. #8
    Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Online
    Sunday, August 29th, 2010 @ 02:37 AM
    Status
    Prolonged Absence
    Ethnicity
    Icelandic
    Ancestry
    jhmgj
    Subrace
    Mediterranid
    Country
    Greenland Greenland
    Gender
    Family
    Married
    Posts
    62
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Damn Americans, its like its a hobby there - being offended.
    That advert has nothing to even do with them its a cricketing thing.
    For those who don't know about cricket, well if you are from another team sitting in a crowd and the crowd is of the opposing team then yeah it will be rowdy and you might get a little teasing if your team screws up.

    Those idiots there complained it showed blacks to be rowdy... so black people aren't allowed to rowdy at a sports event?

    Giving the crowd KFC... the point of the ad was to show how tasty it is that people would forget the game. KFC doesn't have anything to profit off of promoting racism and everything to show its chicken is tasty. Buuuuut America doesn't like it so its wrong. Pisses me the hell off.

  9. #9
    Funding Member
    „Friend of Germanics”
    Funding Membership Inactive
    Zimobog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    Monday, June 20th, 2011 @ 06:01 PM
    Ethnicity
    Celtogermanic
    Subrace
    Don't know
    State
    Alaska Alaska
    Location
    Mat-Su Valley
    Gender
    Age
    45
    Family
    Married with Children
    Occupation
    disaster mitigation
    Politics
    I want my country back now
    Religion
    HFR Heathenry
    Posts
    860
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    6
    Thanked in
    6 Posts
    I think the US should just ban fried chicken, unless it is eaten by white people in fancy five-star resturants. The white people must wear white silk gloves and use a fork and knife to eat the chicken. They must bathe before leaving the resturant so no poor black folk might smell the fried chicken and have their feelings hurt by it.

    That would stop all the complaints of racist fried chicken ads. I am just thinking of whats best for everyone.

  10. #10
    Account Inactive

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Online
    Sunday, March 28th, 2010 @ 03:17 PM
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    England
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    Connecticut Connecticut
    Location
    Greenwich, Connecticut
    Gender
    Family
    Married
    Occupation
    head of security at a hotel
    Politics
    Ultra Conservative
    Religion
    Protestant
    Posts
    24
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edoric View Post
    I saw that commercial. I don't understand what is so "racist" about it The only people perceiving it as racist are the ones who are screaming "DATS RACIST!" The blacks starring in it didn't think it was racist, apparently, so why should we?
    hahaha so true, i bet al sharpton was shaking in his seat with rage, hahaha!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 09:00 AM
  2. Australian Defence Force Accused of Sexism, Racism
    By MCP3 in forum Australia & New Zealand
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Sunday, May 13th, 2012, 12:30 AM
  3. Smurfs Accused of Anti-Semitism, Stalinism, and Racism
    By Nachtengel in forum Film, TV, & Performing Arts
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011, 09:58 PM
  4. Bus Firm Accused of Thinly-Veiled Racism
    By Nachtengel in forum Australia & New Zealand
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Friday, July 31st, 2009, 08:10 PM
  5. Norwegian police accused of racism
    By Loki in forum Norway
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Wednesday, August 4th, 2004, 03:07 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •