A fake Chicken Licken account has surfaced on Facebook and is wreaking havoc on the popular fast food company. Although it is a fake account, it has already amassed 16,000 followers and at the same time annoyed many people with its discriminatory posts.
Fake chicken lick account annoys the masses
Chicken Licken has built a reputation for hilarious commercials and jokes over the years.
People have gotten used to a trend that currently usually seems to be very crass marketing material from various grocery stores like Chicken Licken and Nandos – so much so that a fake Chicken Licken account fooled thousands of people into believing it was real is.
However, the fake account in question has taken things too far after creating a vastly derogatory stereotype while referring to South African colored people.
The ad posted on the fake account reads:
“Colors, this is for you because you don’t have teeth to chew bones.”
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Local journalist Robin Adams quickly took to Twitter where he alerted Chicken Licking that his name had been forged by a fake account holder, while adding that he didn’t believe the account was real for a second.
Chicken Licken distances itself from the fake account
After Chicken Licken discovered the tweet, he immediately confirmed that it was indeed a fake account:
“Hello Robin, thank you very much for bringing this to our attention.
“This is from a fake account and not our official Facebook account. We reported the page and ask you to help us by reporting it as well.”
Unfortunately, not many people know that it is actually a fake account and have already been outraged by the derogatory ad. A quick scroll through the comment section of the post shows that some people find the ad quite problematic.
Internet users are outraged
Brittany Vezasie said:
“That is a very insulting chicken lick, because for me and my family we will never support you again.”
Mussa Ismail said:
“I don’t support Chicken Licken anymore, stop wanting to be Nandos Jy Sal Jou Self Vas Loop.”
While Terrence Lvdwig Mfiso wrote:
“That is absolutely degrading. I love humor, but it has to have limits … Not funny at all, but rather insulting. “
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