In 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.
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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.
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. 😉