Fu Qinzhu Pimps Fu Qin KFC

In the mid 1600s, Fu Qingzhu paused from his campaign against the mindless slaughter being committed by those Manchurian Bastards to preach the perfection of the KFC Chicken Burger to his seven sword apprentices. Or so claims a KFC commercial currently airing in China and playing off of the 2005 success of Tsui Hark’s Seven Swords. Unfortunately, the Chinese don’t quite dig Fu Qingzhu’s recast as a sort of Asiatic Colonel Sanders.

You see, Fu Qingzhu was a Taoist. Taoists do not devour the flesh of fowl. This has caused a backlash against KFC, who are seen by some huffy modern day Taoists as dissing and then dismissing their religious principles… not to mention Chinese history.

“This event tells us to better protect our traditions and to keep them pure against tacky reconstructions,” says Han Yunbo, a professor at the Southwest University Literature Department. Gee, if you were concerned about that, you wouldn’t have let Tsui Hark direct a version of the tale in the first place, would you?

KFC under fire for Taoist ad [Asian News Network]

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  1. Paul D says:

    That was Zen. This is Tao.

    / got nothin’

  2. “‘This event tells us to better protect our traditions and to keep them pure against tacky reconstructions,’ says Han Yunbo…”

    The Chinese are just lucky their government doesn’t do that sort of thing! Why just think what it’d be like if Tiananman Square were- huh? What’s that?

    Really? Oh…

    Never mind.

  3. Mr. Gunn says:

    They didn’t mean anything by it, they just liked the sound(say it to
    yourself) of Fu Qin. I think they pronounce it to rhyme with chicken.

  4. Timbojones says:

    I think it’s funny when philosophies accumulate dogma and become religions. :giggle: