A fast-food restaurant in Beijing called Obama Fried Chicken has a sign that shows a grinning caricature of President Obama’s head on a skinny version of Colonel Sanders’ body, according to the Shanghaiist. You can see the image by clicking here.
Below it, written in Chinese, is the slogan: “We’re so cool, aren’t we?”
KFC Not Pleased With The OFC Logo
The Washington Post’s BlogPost contacted a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) China spokesperson, who said the company is not pleased with the Obama Fried Chicken logo, and said that the restaurant is not affiliated with the brand.
“We’re considering legal action as it is a knock-off and has nothing to do with us and it infringes on our brand trademark,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We find it distasteful.”
From The New York Post:
“It’s insulting, offensive and plays to racial stereotypes,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told The Post.
“What makes it even worse is that when we deal with this global competition between the U.S. and China, for them to be mocking the leader of the free world, I find it even more appalling.”
Reaction To U.S. Complaint Against Chinese Tariffs On Imported American Chickens?
The Daily Mail suggested that the sign may be a reaction to the U.S filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization against China for placing tariffs on imported American chickens.
If OFC turns out to be an imitation of KFC, it wouldn’t be the first time that popular American brands have been copied in China. Fake Apple and Ikea stores have popped up in several cities, while police in Shanghai recently arrested five people for making hundreds of fake iPhones for sale.
You can watch the Chinese OFC commercial here:
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