KFC Australia recently aired a commercial that portrayed a white fan at a cricket sporting match surrounded by a crowd of rowdy black West Indies fans. The white fan quiets the black fans by passing around a bucket of fried chicken. The video made it's way to YouTube, where Americans became outraged at the Australian ad, stating the commercial is an example of racial stereotyping. KFC pulled the commercial and apologized, noting “The ad was reproduced online in the U.S. without KFC's permission, where we are told a culturally based stereotype exists, leading to the incorrect assertion of racism.”
We asked our panel if they feel that KFC Australia's commercial was an example of racial stereotyping, or if they believe KFC Australia's statement that the outrage is based on American stereotypes that don't exist in Australia. After reading what Roseanne, Art and Ryan have on their minds, join the conversation by leaving a comment.