Wednesday, August 26, 2015
New African American Colonel Sanders Ad Sparks Outrage!
In an effort to target the African American demographic, KFC has launched a line of stores depicting a dark-skinned Colonel Sanders.
They have done this in locations that are heavily populated by minorities. Activists are outraged, yet the community is divided.
Some say it shows a progressive attitude in a society that is not racially diverse in their advertising.
"This reinforces the hurtful stereotypes that African Americans are chicken eating, watermelon lovers," Janiqua White of Alabama said during a protest in front of the local "Black" KFC as they are calling it.
A supporter had this to say, " This might be offensive and ignorant, but at least it is a step in the right direction, like when they started making Barbies and dolls of different colors than just white."
What are your thoughts?