They Love Some Chicken

Oprah WinfreyIn America it is a racial stereotype that Blacks love fried chicken – along with greens, BBQ ribs, and watermelon. It’s not an image that can be promulgated through the media however, not without being branded as a racist.

Well, the above holds true if you’re White, but not if you’re Oprah Winfrey.

I don’t know what, or if, Oprah Winfrey was thinking, but seeing her further a stereotype that Blacks claim is offensive is ironically funny to me.

The Oprah Winfrey Show/Kentucky Grilled Chicken Two-Piece Meal Coupon

Get two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides and a biscuit!

Limited Time Download

Coupon download available from 9 a.m. CDT on May 5, 2009, to 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 6, 2009. Coupon is redeemable at participating KFC locations in the United States from May 5, 2009 to May 19, 2009excluding Mother’s Day, May 10, 20099.

Go to unthinkfc.com to download your coupon!

Due to heavy demand, you may experience some slowness navigating to the website. Please be patient and try again later.

Please email KFC.PublicRelations@KFC.com with any problems concerning your KFC coupon.

I’m not sure if that fact that the free lunch is a grilled chicken meal as opposed to a fried chicken meal makes this better or worse. Either way, a Black woman shilling for Kentucky Fried Chicken is hilariously funny – in a twisted and disturbing sort of way.

Leaving humor aside for a moment – if you remember, this image from the The Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated of San Bernardino County, CA was less than well-received by the Blacks.

Obama Buck Food Stamp

I’m sort of wondering if there’ll be a backlash because of Oprah’s and KFC’s marketing scheme. Though, given the nature of American society, I don’t need to wonder at whom any backlash would be aimed; Oprah is protected by her race and her celebrity from any recriminations in this matter.

Still…I guess they love some chicken. I know I do. 😉

Tags: | | | | | |

Leave a Reply