Dishing Out Obama Fried Chicken

By: CNN Email
By: CNN Email

It's one thing to have colonel sanders on a bucket of chicken; but President Obama bow-tied up like the colonel and instead of KFC -


"I think it's hilarious."

"It's not hilarious. It's shameful and disrespectful."

"Wow dressed as Colonel Sanders. That's very offensive."

The sign, making the rounds on the web, is for a chicken joint in Beijing, China. The real KFC says we're considering legal action as it is a knock-off and has nothing to do with us and it infringes on our brand trademark. We find it distasteful. Sort of ironic because earlier this year, KFC in Hong Kong released a commercial featuring an Obama look-a-like.

"Change. Not only for America, but for you, for your stomach, for a better taste."

KFC ended up pulling the commercial. As for OFC featuring the president as Colonel Sanders, you'll never guess who's criticizing it - the folks at a take out restaurant in Harlem called Obama Fried Chicken.


(reporter: Mockery?)

"Yes it's mockery."

He says it's not the name, it's the picture that's bad.

"We don't have a picture. We just tried to get his popularity to make money off of it."

Actually there are two places in New York City called Obama Fried Chicken. It's a tribute, says the owner of the one in Brooklyn.

"But I mean you're just associating black people with chicken."

"You know that's like using a watermelon."

For a while, the Harlem store dropped the "O" and the "A" and just called itself Bam Fried Chicken. Now the Obama is back. Talk about chickening out. Look what happened when a rap group making a music video used obama fried chicken as a backdrop. Every shot of the sign at the Brooklyn Obama Fried Chicken ended up being edited out.

"I understand I'm back by popular demand."

And when a German frozen food company tried marketing Obama Fingers, test marketing was cut short after public criticism.

Just for the record, customers say that Obama Fried Chicken in Harlem serves. "Delicious chicken."

I'm just gonna use this as a placemat.

But does good tasting chicken -

"It's finger lickin all right."

Make up for being in questionable taste?

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