Fried Chicken, Globalization, and Good Old American Racism

June 9, 2010

So, it’s pretty easy, when you’re a Company Selling Fried Chicken (KFC) in a Racist Country (USA) to hit the racism mark when exporting that unique slice of American industrial food culture abroad.

A friend via Facebook provides some interesting context to the Aussie ad:

There’s no cultural explanation for the Korean ad, it looks pretty racist. But the Australian one requires a cultural perspective to fully understand. This is how some Aussies explained the ad to me: Read the rest of this entry »