Britain Reveals the Most-Hated Ad in the Country's History KFC spot from 2005 drew bucketful of complaints

A British KFC ad from 2005 in which call-center drones sing with their mouths full, which we covered way back in the wayback, got more complaints than any other ad campaign in U.K. history, according to my bros at the Advertising Standards Authority. The offending ad received 1,671 complaints in all. It also escaped an ASA ban somehow, which is weird, because one or two complaints have been enough to kill ads in the U.K. before. What's even weirder is that the KFC spot got more complaints than an ad where a blind soccer player kicked a cat across a field. C'mon, guys. Priorities.

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