As far as social media campaigns go, this was probably one of the shortest lived.
Shortly after 9am Friday KFC released a racy teaser ad on Twitter with a "Not Safe For Work" tag and a pixelated image of a man and woman in a tantalising position on the couch.
"Warning," the tweet from KFC Australia's official account stated. "Something hot and spicy is coming soon."
Wait, is KFC introducing jerk chicken? Was that the joke?
— barry (@barrysaunders) April 15, 2016
The photo showed the couple on a couch, the man looking aloof and smiling at his pixelated crotch where his female companion reaches toward the unseen something.
You can imagine the social media gurus at the advertising agency KFC hired to roll out the campaign high-fiving and jumping for joy as they hit "tweet".
Now imagine their crestfallen faces as Twitter reacts predictably and tears the ad to shreds while their bosses and the Colonel's ghost ask the obvious question: "What were they thinking?"
ahaahah KFC deleted the post
— Brendan Molloy (@piecritic) April 15, 2016
Then picture them clearing their desks in the wake of another half-baked Australian ad campaign aborted within hours of its launch.
This one lasted about on hour.
Here's another reason never to eat at KFC. NSFW or anyone really https://t.co/zCzSpRaQyk
— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) April 15, 2016
KFC stole the idea from this McDonalds ad where a woman is giving her boyfriend a big mac pic.twitter.com/vc3sVuhTM2
— Reid Parker (@ReidParker_) April 15, 2016
So KFC pulled their tweet, what are they chicken... pic.twitter.com/HB8DQe2VR7
— Wolf Cocklin (@wolfcat) April 15, 2016
KFC, if you are experiencing "hot and spicy" sensations in your genitals, I recommend you speak to a doctor pic.twitter.com/iGaYDdXTI0
— mat whitehead (@matwhi) April 14, 2016
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