KFC’s really been getting battered lately. First, Moby’s pimp-chicken attacked. Then Troma produced Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has hit the airwaves with what the Boston Herald calls “disturbing new ads depicting the bespectacled Colonel Sanders as a sadistic torture monger.” You might remember this as the campaign that FOX refused to run during the Super Bowl. The Herald continues: “The ‘Kentucky Fried Cruelty’ ads … show a man dressed like the grandfatherly Sanders watching approvingly as guards ruthlessly beat half-human, half-chicken creatures cooped up in a Guantanamo-like prison camp.” Guantanamo-like, eh? Why then, it’d be un-American not to eat at KFC!
—Posted by David Gianatasio