KFC Australia apologises over misjudged tweet

Food brand's self-proclaimed "NSFW" tweet with picture of a couple on the sofa was pulled after swift criticism online.

The offending picture from KFC Australia's "#NSFW" tweet (source: Twitter)
The offending picture from KFC Australia's "#NSFW" tweet (source: Twitter)

KFC Australia was forced to beat a hasty retreat from its latest promotional tweet for new food products after its racy nature was not taken lightly on social media.

The tweet read: "Warning. #NSFW. Something hot and spicy is coming soon…" and had picture of a couple sat on a couch, with the woman reaching for something on her grinning male friend’s lap, that has been pixelated.

The innuendo was quickly condemned on Twitter, with several users claiming the tweet was both offensive and sexist. 

KFC Australia has since apologised and removed the tweet, saying it had made an "error in judgment".

The controversy, however, did lead to KFC Australia trending on Twitter, and spread the word about the brand’s upcoming new food products.

Others also wrote in defence of KFC Australia’s tweet, highlighting the conversations around the issue that continued long after the tweet was removed.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in