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KFC deletes “NSFW” tweet after social media backlash

Broede Carmody /

KFC Australia has deleted a tweet promoting a new “hot and spicy” product that came with a blurred-out photo of a woman and man appearing to engage in a sex act while sitting on a couch.

“Warning,” KFC Australia tweeted this morning.

“Something hot and spicy is coming soon.”

The tweet was accompanied by the hashtag “NSWF”, which stands for “Not Safe for Work”.

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Social media users were quick to slam KFC’s humour, describing the tweet as inappropriate or just plain weird.

The fast food chain has since deleted the tweet and in a statement to news.com.au, said it did not mean to cause offence.

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Broede Carmody

Broede Carmody is a former senior reporter at SmartCompany. Previously, he was a co-editor of RMIT University's student magazine Catalyst.

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  • Neil Aitchison

    Here we see further sexualising of society as if sexual immorality is normal and acceptable. The Rome Empire that had rampant hedonism and debauchery in the 1st-3rd centuries were not Christian (they killed Christians for sport in the “circuses” where lions would eat Christians) and the Emperor Constantine turned to Christianity as a way out of the horrors going on in the Roman society. So there is a perfect example of how we must also avoid the same horrors of rampant hedonism and debauchery by following the Christian teachings. In other words, we can be “saved from ourselves”. Even though half of marriages in Australia end up in divorce, or have extra marital affairs, neglect their children (or have no children) and even though many non-marriage people live together, it doesn’t mean that adding same sex marriage to the list won’t therefore make any difference – well, it is not marriage that is the cause of all these problems, it is married people not living up to their marriage vows. Just because half the people who currently get married end up neglecting their marriage commitments and subsequently trash their marriages, doesn’t mean that we should go all the way and trash marriage completely by letting “anyone do anything they like and call it marriage”. This is what same sex marriage is all about and where the same sex marriage “logic” leads to – of course, there is all the other marriage “options” that will inevitably follow as the years pass. the SSM people conveniently fail to mention that same sex relationships have a far higher rate of multiple sex partners, group sex, relationship anxieties, health issues, child neglect and self-inflicted problems than heterosexual marriages (even the failed ones). Of course, the other halve of marriages that are successful, have every right to maintain the integrity of the “marriage” definition because, after all, they have a special view of marriage as a binding, procreation, family building activity which is a proven, millennia-old foundation to successful civilisations. If marriage is such an important goal to attain for same sex people, then why do you think it became such an important goal?….it’s because marriage is based on a wholesome, decent heterosexually committed relationship based on heterosexual love and devotion (not lust and sex-driven selfishness as is the basis of same sex attractions/relationships/marriages). This is why heterosexual people get married in the first place otherwise they wouldn’t bother. What you are suggesting is to trash marriage completely so that the word loses all it’s meaning and marriage will end up being an embarrassment rather than a blessing. Clearly you skew your views to push an unnatural, hedonistic agenda so that our society will lose all it’s moral bearing and the millennia-old concept of a decent marriage (between a man and a woman) is flushed down the toilet as a result. The solution to the half of marriages that fail, is to honour their marriage vows and not trash them. The SSM people are trying to fool us with manipulative ranting using socially engineering techniques at the expense of free speech and liberty….they are targeting young people who are naive about such tactics and broadcast “feel-good” propaganda slogans to try and fool people.

    Tthe Bible is so important is because it provides us with the knowledge of reality as the Creator God made it and it gives us supernatural insight into human nature by explaining the good and the bad – it acts as the reference point (or measure) to determine “right from wrong”, “good from bad”, “moral from immoral”, “lust from love”, etc….without a reference point, you cannot possibly determine these things other than “what you make them up to be”. The logical implication of making truth whatever we want it too be (ie. “progressive moral relativism”, is that we all contradict ourselves as we all believe that “my truth is better than your truth”. This is the best proof yet that a Creator God exists and that His Word is truth. As creator, God then has the authority to do what He wants with creation including laying out the rules for living. I will therefore never be ashamed of my faith in God and my trust in God’s Word, the Bible. Homosexuality is unnatural because it doesn’t align with the natural order of the biological world as God created things and no “wishing” this away will change anything. God warns us of ignoring Him and He displays great pity on those who rebel against Him – that is why Jesus prayed (and I follow Jesus’ example): “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”.