Chicken wings, racism, and gun control
So the marketing team at KFC Trinidad got into some hot water over a very bad marketing ploy:
Popular fast-food eatery KFC Trinidad has issued an apology to citizens following a full day of backlash towards a post intended to commemorate Emancipation Day, August 1.
The post, published on its social media pages on Saturday, was captioned “KFC wishes you a happy Emancipation Day”, however, the imagery was what triggered a wave of criticism as several Trinidadians viewed it as insensitive.
The artwork, which has since been deleted, depicted KFC’s famous spicy chicken drumstick, with the silhouette of what appeared to be a hand in the background displaying the black power gesture.
Several hours later, KFC TT returned with another graphic, one filled with balloons accompanied by a caption which wrote, “Happy Emancipation Day (sic) On August 1, 1985, Trinidad & Togabo became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.”
Yikes!!! So what does this have to do with gun control? Let’s bring in one of March For Our Lives co-founders, Matt Deitsch. Here’s his Twitter page.
Matt‘s involvement with March For Our Lives helped him get heavily connected in the political and activist world for left leaning candidates and organizations, including motor voter registration. He was also paid for his work by the March For Our Lives Action Fund:
Before Matt’s “rise to fame”, he had a small studio of some sort called “red ink productions”. This is from a now deleted twitter account:
Before the account was deleted, clicking the Facebook link takes you to the page. What was on the page? Maybe KFC Trinidad got their idea from it...