KFC is under fire for this suggestive ad

Fast food giant KFC is copping major backlash over an advertisement it posted to social media. The ad shows a

Fast food giant KFC is copping major backlash over an advertisement it posted to social media.

The ad shows a young man and woman sitting on the couch, with the woman reaching towards the pixelated area over his crotch.

The tag line reads: “WARNING: Something hot and spicy is coming”. It uses the popular social media hashtag #NSFW – meaning ‘Not Safe For Work’.

The ad had only been on Twitter for a few minutes before the angry messages started flowing in.

“Here’s another reason not to eat KFC,” wrote one commenter.

“The new KFC ad is absolutely disgusting,” said another.

Some people tried to see the funny side to the campaign.

“KFC, if you’re experiencing hot and spicy sensations, I suggest you speak to a doctor,” said another.

The ad spread like wildfire on Twitter before being removed by KFC who promptly issued an apology.

“This was a genuine tweet to launch KFC’s new Hot & Spicy chicken products next week. It was not intended to offend and we’ve removed the image,” they said in a statement.

What do you think about the advertisement? Is it offensive, or just a bit of fun?

The ad has sparked major backlash.

Should advertisements like this be allowed? Is it funny or out of line?

  1. Chris soul  

    Annoying that even door has to be sexual
    Keep it simple and pleasant .

  2. Chris  

    Wont be long and we wont be able to blink without it having sexual connotations……….

  3. Pamela  

    Many other advertisers are introducing males in undies (one in pink female undies) that are totally disgusting.

    I will not buy from sellers whose ads I find offensive.

  4. Shame the ABC doesn’t have advertising…This is mild compared to some of their shows.

  5. facebook_elda.quinton  

    I find it offensive and I’m not a prude. I wouldn’t like young children seeing this.

  6. colin  

    but they have every one talking about it and their product .

  7. HS  

    I guess it only proves that KFC is for wankers only!

  8. Really, why does every thing have sexual connotations. Enough already KFC if you want to keep your customers. Oh yea sack whoever thought this was a good idea.

  9. Susan Gabriel.  

    Bet the actor playing the man feels silly, he certainly looks silly, in fact I don’t suppose he liked doing it but needed the money – just like women who pose in bikinis for various ads.

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