KFC Thailand has done a great job this week proving the greed of multi-national corporations with its Facebook post trying to sell buckets of chicken, chicken burgers and chicken and rice during a tsunami warning.
Apparently, after news of an earthquake that caused a tsunami scare in Thailand, KFC Thailand thought it appropriate to post a Facebook message urging people to buy buckets of KFC chicken or other KFC menu items on their way home from being evacuated from Thai beaches.
It didn’t seem to matter to someone at KFC that that company’s staff may be in the way of a tsunami wave, or that customers might be hit by one — as long as they sold enough buckets of chicken before it happened, that is.
The Facebook post from KFC went out on Wednesday saying ” Let’s hurry home and follow the earthquake news. And don’t forget to order your favorite KFC menu”.
Of course the post wasn’t deleted either. Not until thousands of Thai customers started to post all over the internet complaining about KFC’s greed and insensitivity.
In fact, if KFC’s insensitivity annoyed you as much as it did many Thais, you could just buy chicken at our favorite chicken place — Thailand’s Chester’s Grill — Thai-owned, and not trying to sell their chicken during a tsunami warning.