KFC Australia is in some hot oil stateside as viewers of a commercial promoting the company's Cricket Survival Guide hit the web are considering the advertisement racist. The ad shows a white cricket fan feeling a little uneasy due to being in a sea of Black West Indian cricket fans, Caribbean music playing in the background. To ease the situation he hands his fellow cricket watchers a bucket of KFC chicken and everything is all right at once. "It is a light-hearted reference to the West Indian cricket team ..." a KFC Autralia rep said, according to TMZ. "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." You be the judge. Watch the video and tell us what you think?

Essence.com
Jan, 06, 2010




KFC Australia is in some hot oil stateside as viewers of a commercial promoting the company's Cricket Survival Guide hit the web are considering the advertisement racially insensitive.

The ad shows a white cricket fan feeling a little uneasy due to being in a sea of Black West Indian cricket fans, Caribbean music playing in the background. To ease the situation he hands his fellow cricket watchers a bucket of KFC chicken and everything is all right at once.

"It is a light-hearted reference to the West Indian cricket team ..." a KFC Autralia rep said, according to TMZ. "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."

You be the judge. Watch the video and tell us what you think?

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