The folks of KFC Trinidad Tobago have recently found themselves on the right side of wrong after social media users blasted them for their circulated advertisement of a fried chicken sculpted Black Power fists in celebration of #Trinidad ‘s emancipation!
According to The Root, KFC of Trinidad, Tobago had originally created the highly criticized advertisement to help recognize the August 1st holiday which celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent in former British colonies in the Caribbean by designing chicken fried fists.
I don’t see anything wrong with that ad. We always joke and say kfc is omg of the national dishes of Trinidad and Tobago. We all love it. So what’s wrong with the post? Am I not thinking deeeeep enough or what?
— Small Man (@BarbieDolie) August 1, 2020
It is real. Was posted by the Trinidad branch of KFC. They pulled it down and posted an apology shortly after pic.twitter.com/nRuUXdRzN6
— Doll life Dan (@Doll_lifeDan) August 3, 2020
This is from KFC Trinidad . The fried chicken stereotype isn’t even a thing there. Way different culture
— Javier (@JCFrancis01) August 3, 2020
Since it’s release KFC Trinidad and Tobago has taken the time to apologize for the images, by stating, “At KFC Trinidad, we always strive to recognise our nation’s multicultural history and make up, and to play our part in recongising it. Our intention was to support and recognise the importance of this historically significant event. We recognise that our posts commemorating Emancipation Day drew some negative responses. Clearly, we got it wrong and we want to unreservedly apologise for the offence caused. As a result, we are reviewing the approval process of all of our communications to avoid situations like this reoccurring.”
It’s from a kfc Trinidad. It’s still owned by a white man lol
— Cant hear you, speak up (@fay_spiffy) August 2, 2020
However, hasn’t stopped social media users from providing their insights on the circulated graphics. Some individuals were deeply offended by the ads and other state there is a difference in culture and don’t see the advertisement as an issue.