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KFC Gets Fried Over ‘Naked Wrestling’ Ad For Being Overly Sexual & Suggestive
By Izza Sofia, 12 Feb 2018
A KFC commercial featuring a child’s drawing of two parents “naked wrestling” has led to a raft of complaints, prompting an investigation by the advertising watchdog.
The ad, which tells the story of a mum and dad being asked about the drawing in a parents-teacher interview, is under investigation after 30 complaints were made about its sexual content.
It has since been altered to feature a drawing showing that “daddy has a fart trumpet.” The complaints raised concerns that the ad was overly sexual and suggestive to children.
“KFC has strict review and approval processes in place to ensure all creative work adhere to relevant codes and standards,” says KFC’s chief marketing officer Angela Richards.
“In this case the Advertising Standards Bureau(ASB) has decided that the advertisement and associated posts in question do not breach the AANA’s (Australian Association of National Advertisers) code of ethics.”
KFC’s managerial team overseeing marketing is defending the spot. Meanwhile, results from the Advertising Standards Bureau’s assessment are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
[via Daily Mail, images via KFC Australia]
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