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 -

"OFC."

"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.

"Mockery."

(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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  • by L on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    Hahahahahahahaha it's funny cause black people love chicken, right? Right? Get it? That's what the joke is. ...But seriously people, if I were the Sanders, I'd be offended. KFC has every right to sue on trademark infringement. That's just a politically correct way of saying, "Don't ruin a good thing for us."
  • by Bolillo Location: Wakulla on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    A Halloween decoration is offensive, but this headline is not?
  • by Franklin on Oct 4, 2011 at 05:51 PM
    If I was the owner of KFC or a family member of Harlan Sanders,(The real Colonel)I would be highly offended that the jug eared one was anywhere near my business; either in person or his face on one of my chicken buckets.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Oct 4, 2011 at 04:44 PM
    Its got to be racism. Chickens, watermelons. Man hanging in a noose, klansman in every kone, racist behind every flag.........Its simply out of control. Federal govenment needs to take control. Have an investigation.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    I dammed sure wouldn't eat at any place with Soetoro (Obama) in the name. I already get queasy when I hear his fake name.
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      by heyJon on Oct 4, 2011 at 05:45 PM in reply to
      Hey, what's up jon? Still goin with that old "barry soetorro" bit. That's as crazy as say that bush had something to do with 9-11. "4 more years" is what I am chanting, there is no way he (Obama) will ever lose another election! -A
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    Renae, you are right about Obama getting no respect, but it is of his own doing. No one outside this country would respect Obama even if everyone here thought he was great. As far as negative attitudes, it seems to me a great deal of the negativity is coming from the White House and Democrats. They blame Republicans for gridlock, but it takes two parties to create gridlock. Since the Democrats aren't budging from their positions in any case, Republicans are right to stand by theirs. And the thing is, the Democrat stand is generally on the quicksand of failed policies already tried and found not to work. Stimulus failed so what does Obama want to do? Try it again.
  • by if Location: fl on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:14 PM
    i have meet colonel sanders and president obama mr. obama is no colonel sanders! sanders ran a great company while obama is running this country in the ground poor manager.
  • by Renae Location: Florida on Oct 4, 2011 at 01:28 PM
    As I read some of these comments, I realized that people of this country are not able to accept change. How do you expect other people outside the US to respect our President when practically everybody is treating him better than a mangy dog. Let's stop this negative attitude toward the man give him the respect you have given to other leaders of this country. Stop blaming Mr. Obama was the problems of this country and get busy trying to make it better. All the negative attitudes are what keeping this country from growing. If we are not ble to come together as one, there is someone very powerful who will destroy and build this country up again, his name is Jeuss
  • by Truth Location: Tallahassee on Oct 4, 2011 at 01:04 PM
    Wow! Two black owners call their chicken joint Obama Chicken and say they are in the right and one even admitted to doing it to make more money. All black people interviewed said is was disgraceful, imagine that. All black people have been brainwashed to just say "I'm offended." if anything happens that they don't like and it becomes a big uproar and it makes the news. Hope everyone knows this is not the first time a president's picture has been on a product to increase sells. Do some research and get some thick skin.
  • by just me on Oct 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    well, you will get the same thing from his chicken as we get from him....a lot of s..t......
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