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KFC Thailand apologises for quake post

2012-04-12 14:01

Bangkok - KFC Thailand has issued an apology after Thai citizens criticized the company for a Facebook message that urged people to rush home during Wednesday's tsunami scare and order a bucket of KFC chicken.

As people we're being urged to evacuate from beach areas, the company posted this message: "Let's hurry home and follow the earthquake news. And don't forget to order your favourite KFC menu."

It prompted hundreds of angry comments on a variety of Thai web boards that denounced the company as insensitive and selfish.

By Thursday the message was removed and replaced by one that asked for forgiveness.

Wednesday's earthquakes in Indonesia revived memories of the 2004 Asian tsunami that claimed 230 000 lives, including more than 8 000 people in Thailand.

Comments
  • lydonmcg - 2012-04-12 14:24

    A complete overreaction if you ask me.

      Byron - 2012-04-12 14:56

      you moron.... thats flipping insensitive! you cannot comprehend how traumatized these people are from the last tsunami and now during a the moment where a tsunami could or could not happen they are still trying to market their product....... they might as well said " if u gona die u might as well die with a full stomach- eat KFC"... by the looks of it there are 5 other morons just like u

      Jack - 2012-04-12 14:57

      I recon they would have gotten a better response had they posted here in South Africa.

      jowza1 - 2012-04-12 15:10

      lydon,you sir are an insensitive idiot

      lydonmcg - 2012-04-12 15:31

      Yes...by "hurry home and follow the earthquake news" KFC totally meant "you're all going to die, may as well do so whilst eating a piece of chicken!" What have you been smoking? The large majority of people were going to be following the earthquake news, but the moment it involves chicken it's suddenly an offensive act? I think you're a little TOO sensitive.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-04-27 14:29

      Making a Tsunami in a bucket

  • Caroline - 2012-04-12 16:16

    Byron - go bury your head in a bucket of KFC. Your the worse kind of moron - an uptight one. Chill out FFS!

  • phathuchicos - 2012-04-12 16:45

    To us in SA its a joke but to a country that lost 150000 people at one moment its just being a true insensitive cow...I bet if they could do that in a respected country like Israel and make holocaust pranks they would even get punishment back in US...

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