While people were terrified during Wednesday’s earthquake, KFC Thailand decided it was a good idea to remind them that nothing eases the fear of being hit with a potentially-devastating tsunami like a bucket of chicken. Yeah, that didn’t go over so well.
The company is now apologizing for posting a message on its Facebook page during the tsunami scare. While people were being told to evacuate from beach areas, says the Associated Press, KFC Thailand posted:
“Let’s hurry home and follow the earthquake news. And don’t forget to order your favorite KFC menu.”
Yes, right! That’s what they always tell you to do in case of a natural disaster — eat fried food as you head to high ground.
Hundreds of angry commenters hit Thai web boards, denouncing the company as insensitive and selfish. Today, that post has been removed and replaced with one asking for forgiveness.