Belfast Telegraph

KFC ads cleared after complaints

A KENTUCKY Fried Chicken (KFC) Christmas campaign has been cleared following complaints that it mocked Christian worship.

The two television ads and a video-on-demand ad featured a group of carol singers outside a house singing: "We showed up at your house again singing all our stupid songs", with the male homeowner replying: "Normally I'd hose you down, but now it just seems wrong."

Thirty viewers said the lyrics "all our stupid songs" were likely to cause serious and widespread offence. KFC said the campaign was a tongue-in-cheek look at the "commercialised hype" of Christmas.

Belfast Telegraph