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Tue 13th August 2013

KFC thinks female violence is funny

Filed under: Domestic Violence — JohnPotter @ 8:03 pm

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is currently running ads to promote its new Hot Shot Bites. The spots feature a woman violently slapping a man.

According to the KFC Facebook page, these adverts are intended to be humorous.

The organisation SAVE Stop Abusive and Violent Environments is running an international campaign to get these misandrist adverts removed. SAVE notes that men are more likely than women to be victims of domestic violence and that research shows a woman’s initiation of partner violence is the leading cause of female domestic violence injury.

SAVE suggests you;

When I first got involved with Men’s Centre North Shore back in the early 1990s we held a men’s health day. I remember a local fitness instructor telling us that in his opinion KFC does not belong anywhere inside the healthy food triangle.

The popularity of this product in NZ is a major contributor to our obesity epidemic, which is now the leading cause of avoidable ill-health and premature death.

Many years ago I tried eating KFC a couple of times and decided I’d rather eat my own shoe leather than a product with such a high fat content, so unfortunately my personal boycott is unlikely to have any effect on their corporate profits.

7 Responses to “KFC thinks female violence is funny”

  1. Gwahir says:

    The originators should try being a male who has been slapped and abused by a female then blamed and had none bar a few believe him. Not Nice.

  2. Skeptic says:

    Junk food pushed with junk advertising for misandric bigots.
    I’m not buying it.

  3. Downunder says:

    If you are old enough to remember the old movies, a good slap was an industry standard back then. Interesting how the same behaviour is representative of a different social context now.

    I would like to hear what the marketing company that thought it up has to say, any idea who was responsible?

    I have seen what Kentucky Fried Chook does to a diabetics monitor – it is an instant sugar rush. That was enough to make me give it up some years back, so I’m not much help on the boycott front either.

  4. Mike says:

    A Fried Chicken (from Kentucky) is violently slapping a men. Show KFC the red card!

  5. Downunder says:

    Is it just my imagination or are women increasingly appearing in court for criminal offences?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9037766/Woman-steals-ID-to-go-partying

  6. Gwahir says:

    Yes! Well Spotted! See the woman “Worked” for the courts! I wonder if she still does?

    Glancing back a dozen or so records Serious Fraud, was the most common, sex with an 11 yo, were the two featured crimes.

  7. JohnPotter says:

    Message from E. Everett Bartlett, August 28th:

    John – we won! Thank you so much for your support – this became an international campaign!
    Victory in our KFC Campaign!

    Several persons have asked exactly how we got KFC to remove the ads.

    The most important reason for our victory was the THOUSANDS of persons who sent thoughtful emails, made polite phone calls, and posted comments on the KFC Facebook page expressing their concern.

    In addition, SAVE:

    * Ran Facebook ads in the Louisville, KY area deploring the ads
    * Did 8 radio interviews around the country (thanks to Noland Maddox)
    * Asked persons to visit their local KFC and share our flyer with the manager
    * Sponsored Gordon Smith to visit all the KFC restaurants in Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Dover, DE
    * Did several Elerts
    * Posted information on Facebook pages sympathetic to our cause

    The cost to SAVE ran about $3,000 – thanks to several persons who made generous contributions to support this campaign!

    Also thanks to David Golub of New York who worked hard to get over 700 persons to sign his petition, to the National Coalition for Men for writing a letter of support, and to our international supporters in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and elsewhere!

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