KFC Gets Caught In The Middle

Common Dreams reports on the torching of a KFC in Pakistan.

Six people were burnt alive when a mob protesting a suicide bombing of a mosque torched an outlet of an American fast food chain in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Police and firemen recovered the bodies of six Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) employees after an angry mob set the restaurant on fire late Monday following a suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque here that left five people dead.

I don’t know what KFC has to do with any of this, but it does tell us something about how powerful our branded symbols are. To us, KFC seems benign, even friendly. The iconic Col. Sanders seems like a good guy. Not so, in another– openly hostile to our ways–culture.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Brand builder at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Believer in Gossage, Bernbach and Clow. Doer of the things written about herein.