Xeni Jardin at 5:19 pm Wed, Aug 1, 2012
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This parody ad skewering the anti-gay in Chick-fil-A is the best thing yet to come out of the whole fast-food-chicken-meets-marriage-equality kerfuffle. "If you want the gayest chicken, you have to visit me," intones John Goodman in Colonel Sanders drag. (funny or die via Laughing Squid)
That’s delightful, of course, (who can’t like John Goodman?) …but is that actually sanctioned by KFC? because i think i see a couple dozen trademarks there (“you don’t understand the laws surrounding satire, do ya?” …thought i did…hm)
no, it is not.
If KFC has brains bigger’n the chickens they serve up, they’d keep their beaks shut. That said, watching the Colonel pull a Barbara might be pretty fantastic popcorn-wise.
The Strawberry Shortcake fiasco (yes, it’s a fiasco and the verdict was interminably stupid- just because it sets precedent, doesn’t mean it’s right) actually applies pretty narrowly. It relies on an interpretation of intent. Who’s to say the intended target of this satire isn’t money-grubbing bearded breaded chicken slingers?
Ugh, won’t let me edit, replace “satire” with “parody”. Actually scratch the whole thing- I’m thinking of something else- I just can’t remember what.
i don’t know why, but this cracked me up :)
I think I just got damaged…stuff is oozzing outta my ears and it ain’t the colonels gravy. It feels good though.
You’re Right Xeni, of all the boresome crap thats flopping around over this non-issue this is the best! I wonder how long it’ll take before this chick-fil-a crap shows up as a campaign talking point?
Nice use of stereotypes.
I kept expecting to see him in an eyepatch, a-sellin Bibles…
Hey, I’m a money mouth and didn’t even know it. Think I might be gay or at the lest Bisexual.
I keep my mouth on my money and my money on my mouth.
I love Goodman as a villain. Authentically creepy as all get out. Forget Barton Fink for a moment, I first realized this when he elevated the otherwise ho-hum Fallen for a few minutes during the climax.
stereotypes do more harm than good(man).
A gay southern gentleman is pretty a typical.
chicken can get messy; be sure to bring along a p-p-p-pocketful of hawthornes.
Speaking of John Goodman, I accidentally caught the very last episode of Roseanne and for some reason I actually watched it. And then I regretted it.
That entire last season does not exist. It’s a dream in my brain.
DAN CONNOR NEVER DIED. Nope. Never. Dan Connor is still alive and happy in TV Land.
Quite. That last season was a spectacular misfire, totally trashed any kudos the series had before.
It was..Colonel Sanders in .. the kitchen..with the.. bucket of chicken.
I feel slightly bad about this. The now named KFC, the corporation bought out the man portrayed. Colonel Sanders, didn’t like what they’d done with the whole thing but they owned him. He moved to Canada and donated generously to Canada’s Universal Health System. As I remember he has at least one Hospital wing named after him.
I hope it’s called the Chicken Wing.
The Colonel’s Extra Tasty Crispy Memorial Burn Unit.
KFC = hot cock
That last meme is gerbiling through the internets as we speak….
The only thing better would be a pro-gay ad from Los Pollos Hermanos.
Thank goodness as a vegetarian I don’t have to suffer the moral dilemma of where to consume shitty processed chicken food. (the part where he candidly confesses he really doesn’t give a shit was the best bit)
This guy is his personal driver!
Brings to mind the controversy some time back here in Aus about Hungry Jacks (Burger King) selling halal food. Another chain Nandos (who definitely target the muslim market) ran advertisements capitalizing on indecision from their competition.
Not actually that funny. Seemed to run out of ideas for the skit half way through.
Wasn’t sure what to expect, now I’m not sure what I watched.
But it made me LOL.
just got a Barton Fink flashback…
Not actually funny. I read something today about how it was possible for somebody to be in favour of same sex marriage and still be homophobic. This should be their example film.
This week, millions of Chik-Fil-A supporters chose to demonstrate their disapproval of homosexual relations by gobbling down an astounding number of cocks.
Having a meaningful social issue served up in a chicken sandwich is worthy of Joe Heller.
The gay rights movement could be sped up considerably if businesses would declare their stance on gay rights. Whether or not they are for or against, or Whether or not businesses legitimately do support gay rights or simply want that customer base, it would force businesses to choose one side or the other. Money talks.
I didn’t click “funny” on that one either. A lot of tired gay stereotypes.
“KFC Loves Gays”? “Anti-gay Chick-fil-A”? I thought corporations weren’t people? Isn’t that the opinion of most of the contributors here?
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