As soon as the post went viral, #BoycottKFC started trending on Twitter.
KFC India took to Twitter to issue an apology. (Picture courtesy: Reuters)
Fast food restaurant chain KFC landed in trouble after the brand’s official Pakistan handle shared a post showing ‘solidarity’ with Kashmir. The post was shared on Facebook on February 5 on what they observe as Kashmir Day.
As soon as the post went viral, #BoycottKFC started trending on Twitter. The post was deleted soon after. However, netizens were quick to express their fury over it. Some people also shared the screenshot of the now-deleted image.
“You never left our thoughts and we hope that the coming years bring peace to you!” read the caption of the post.
“Kashmir Belongs To The Kashmiris,” read the text in the picture.
See post here:
Soon after the post was deleted, KFC India issued an apology on Monday. “We deeply apologize for a post that was published on some KFC social media channels outside the country. We honour and respect India, and remain steadfast in our commitment to serving all Indians with pride,” reads the statement released by the brand.
Take a look:
We deeply apologize for a post that was published on some KFC social media channels outside the country. We honour and respect India, and remain steadfast in our commitment to serving all Indians with pride.
— KFC India (@KFC_India) February 7, 2022
Netizens flooded the comments section with their thoughts and opinions.
See the comments here:
— Maggi (@JainMaggii) February 7, 2022
I was standing in front of @KFC_India and was about to order something for my friend , then we saw this post . Now we ll go to #haldirams . Bye bye @KFC_India#boycottkfc #KashmirSolidarityWithIndia pic.twitter.com/PCoogbOJPX
— Vini7 (@VImvinit007) February 7, 2022
(I’m a vegetarian. I didn’t eat anything KFC. I won’t eat ever.) pic.twitter.com/bdQSDVsdkG
— Prapti (@praptibuch) February 7, 2022
— Arjjun (@Arjjun777) February 7, 2022
What are your thoughts?
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