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#1 Old 04-22-2010, 12:31 PM
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This KFC commercial makes me want to blow up their headquarters (although I have violence, so I won't). They're using the fear of cancer to sell their disgusting product.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmv4idNRYgc



Although cancer is a problem, this isn't the way funds should be raised to find a cure for it.
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#2 Old 04-22-2010, 12:40 PM
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I thought that commercial was... well, interesting. Especially because consuming meat (as opposed to eating a plant-based diet) puts you at a greater risk for getting certain types of cancers. It's like, "hey, buy this product that may give you cancer later and we will give some of your money to help pay for the possible cure."
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Agreed! That's completely disgusting.
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#4 Old 04-22-2010, 07:57 PM
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I thought the same thing. I was just like "oookay...this commercial is a little hypocritical." That's like Marlboro donating to cancer treatment every time you buy a pack.



Also, that chicken sandwich they're selling now makes me cringe.
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I thought it was funny that they thought brown looked at from a distance makes pink, ;D
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#6 Old 04-22-2010, 08:39 PM
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I thought the same thing. I was just like "oookay...this commercial is a little hypocritical." That's like Marlboro donating to cancer treatment every time you buy a pack.



Also, that chicken sandwich they're selling now makes me cringe.



Haha..I kno, right?!?!

When I saw the title to this thread I thought that it was about that new chicken one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVLEB0lv1rw

Seriously?! Do people really thinks this looks good..who cares about health! Even people I kno who eat meat are like "wtf..yuck!!"

Sooooo they're helping donate to cancer cures yet they just put out a new chickenbaconcheezychicken sandwich?! Hmmm Makes sense to me!
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I thought the whole coke and heart disease thing (or whatever it was) was kind of strange.
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#8 Old 04-23-2010, 07:29 PM
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Haha man, kinda ironic, isn't it?
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#9 Old 04-23-2010, 07:42 PM
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yeah that commercial does suck, ive never seen it on tv though.



So lemme get this straight, the MORE chicken BREAST you eat, they donate 50cents to help human women breasts :/
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#10 Old 04-27-2010, 05:28 PM
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yeah that commercial does suck, ive never seen it on tv though.



So lemme get this straight, the MORE chicken BREAST you eat, they donate 50cents to help human women breasts :/



lol yeah, a chicken certainly wasn't using those breasts for anything, oh except NOT being mutilated.



my apologies, I meant to say "although I HATE violence..." not have.
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What's more pathetic is that all they are donating is $0.50 ...
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anyone ever see the South Park episode on "Medicinal Fried Chicken"?



It makes a great mockery of the KFC hypocrisy.
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The concept might be bad, but I fail to see how the commercial in it self is awful.

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anyone ever see the South Park episode on "Medicinal Fried Chicken"?



It makes a great mockery of the KFC hypocrisy.



Ha! I love South Park. That was a pretty ridiculous episode.
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The concept might be bad, but I fail to see how the commercial in it self is awful.



Do you mean that, although the commerical is using fear of cancer and guilt of not contributing, it is a good advertisment tool?
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It makes sense. Eat buckets full of genetically engineered chickens that have been shot up with a crap ton of hormones and antibiotics. And some of the money you spent will go towards curing you if the result is developing cancer. It's like a short-term finance plan with backup insurance if things go to hell. Mmm... mutagens.
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Stephen Colbert skewered the idea pretty amusingly last night:



http://www.colbertnation.com/the-col...ientists---kfc
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What's more pathetic is that all they are donating is $0.50 ...



Exactly! Buy a $15 bucket and we'll donate 3% to charity. KFC = FAIL!

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What's more pathetic is that all they are donating is $0.50 ...



exactly!!



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anyone ever see the South Park episode on "Medicinal Fried Chicken"?

It makes a great mockery of the KFC hypocrisy.



Yesss....I love south park and that eppy was okay not great!!



peace.
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#20 Old 05-02-2010, 11:09 PM
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The chicken/cancer commercial is just ridiculous. I feel that anyone who actually believes they can "help cure cancer" by eating a bucket of chicken really deserves the heart disease and other health problems they end up with from eating said chicken.



(Honestly, none of the pharmaceutical companies working on "finding a cure" want to actually CURE cancer, there's no profit in that. If they do want to FIND a cure, it so they can patent it and no one else can use their findings. There's profit in collecting donations and selling maintenance drugs, not in curing anything. Plus, why do people want to get something for their donations? If you really want to donate to some cause, write a check for $5 and deduct it from your taxes, why the need to get a candy bar or a bucket of chicken and only a tiny fraction of what you spend will go to the cause? Must there always be something in it for me????????)



The chicken sandwich commercial, on the other hand, makes me laugh every time I see it: Was it really necessary to have the African American guy be the one who was so excited about getting TWO pieces of chicken?
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Right! I'm off to get myself breast implant and then off to my local Kentucky Fried Cruelty ...



Kinda plan to flop my new 48DD's out on the counter and say "try and fry these in your special blend of of seven herbs and spices ..."
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#22 Old 05-03-2010, 04:13 AM
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Do you mean that, although the commerical is using fear of cancer and guilt of not contributing, it is a good advertisment tool?



Like almost every other advertisement on this subject?

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