KFC[Kentucky Fried Chicken] the American chicken frying franchise is accused of racism by [mostly] American commentors on the video sharing site you tube. This came after a KFC ad made in Australia for the Australian market somehow found it's way to you tube.
KFC officials and Australian citizens were shocked by the accusations but after recovering from their initial shock got angry with the you tube commentators for saying such bad things about them.
The "commercial" featured a "baseball"[cricket] fan called "Mick" whom the Americans prefer to call "Mickey" is surrounded by unruly West Indie fans. In a bid to calm them down he lifts the classic KFC 'crowd size' Bucket of crispy yummy! yum! chicken pieces. The [black] Windie fans fall over themselves for a piece the extra crispy chicken wings, marinated thighs and spicy breasts, licking away as "Mickey" closes by saying " too easy".
Indeed it is easy for the Aussies and who can deny the all consuming deliciousness of finger food? But it seems the you tube commentators saw otherwise.
"It is true black people like chicken but it doesn't have to be on national tv much less the internet" said Dion Cleavon a Detroit tow truck driver.
" But smothered chicken and rice, man i can swallow that shit like nobody's watching..er i won't even care if they're watching heheh" he added.
"West Indians are as African American as Obama has a genuine negro accent" said Darnell Wudrill a Wombat breeder from Perth oblivious of his political incorrectness. " does it always have to be about them"
Historians believe the KFC fiasco to be an unfortunate clash of cultures and though both nations have a lot in common like the first letter of the name of their countries, most believe that's it!! the rest is theory and covert mutual dislike and distrust of the other.
"Geography does not help much either. At least the Canadians are just across the border. In case of any misunderstanding well, you catch my drift " said Clive McCaulin a US military historian.
When we asked about the possibility of the US.. maybe..sending some troops to gauge the diplomatic atmosphere, Retired Lt. General Elroi Jahari [an African American] outlined the challenges.
" Its much like the middle east down there; very hot deserts but seven seas away. Our Humvees and equipment might fail in the heat and we can easily get lost in the Outbacks and the Northern Territories" he said.
"am telling you that's not a country it's a whole mean, Continent of tough morons "
This is not the first time Australia is accused of 'alleged misunderstandings of American culture' on tv.
" I don't know why the telly is their chosen medium of humili-ation but what i know is if ya gat issuez with a sista, or brotha ya don' hide it on ya national tv. You either say it to his or her face or shove it down under; ya'll know what am sayin' " said Laqueta 17, an aspiring rap artiste, evidently the Jackson Jive incident still fresh in her memory.