[box](Washington D.C. August, 28 2013) Stop Violent and Abusive Environments (SAVE) announced today that Kentucky Fried Chicken has ceased their “Hot Shot Bites” Youtube ad campaign. While KFC has made no official statement regarding the ads, it appears that they took them down in response to a swell of outcry concerning their capricious depiction of violence directed at men. SAVE is taking credit for the development.
The ads, depicting a woman slapping a man in the face and then taking his “Hot Shot Bites,” which were introduced several months ago, sparked outrage in the men’s rights community. SAVE responded with a petition as well as sending activists to KFC restaurants to complain. Facebook ads were placed in and around Louisville KY., the location of KFC Headquarters, and several radio interviews with SAVE operatives were held concerning the ad campaign. An email sent to SAVE supporters stated “the horrible ads were removed due to the efforts of thousands of individuals” and that the “removal occurred right after a week of intensive publicity and advocacy efforts, including radio interviews, emails, and restaurant visits around the country.”
However, SAVE is still not satisfied with the results.
“But, our work is not done. We believe that KFC needs to apologize. We think they should acknowledge their mistake, and make a good-will effort on behalf of domestic violence victims,” said Terri Stoddard, Program Director of SAVE in an E-Alert sent out today. She asked supporters to contact KFC and ask that they make a public apology and a donation to any organization working to help all persons affected by domestic violence. “Save comes to mind” Stoddard said of donations.
KFC Contact Info:
Call: 800-225-5532,extension 1, 1, then 4[/box]