KFC APOLOGISED for an advertisement in Australia that shows two boys ogling a woman’s breasts, after calls from a local campaign group to boycott the fast-food giant over the ad it called “sexist,” the Australian Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Posting comments were turned off for the ad, which had about 151 dislikes, 657 likes at the time of reporting. Our intention was not to stereotype women and young boys in a negative light,” Yum Brands Inc’s KFC said in a statement to the Australian Associated Press. Some said the husband was “controlling” and “manipulative” as buying his wife an exercise bike suggested that she needed to lose weight. Both ads were criticised nearly a month after they were published on online medium and television.
Source: New Strait Times January 21, 2020 13:41 UTC