KFC and Other Brands Suspend Ad Campaigns Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Kentucky Fried Chicken has suspended their slogan "Finger Lickin' Good' in the U.K. after receiving complaints from the Advertising Standards Authority.
According to the Washington Post, the ad that got 163 complaints shows numerous people licking their fingers while eating in public places.
The ad is being called irresponsible because it could potentially encourage behavior that could possibly increase spreading the coronavirus.
KFC has since released a statement on them pulling the ad,
It doesn't feel like the right time to be airing this campaign, so we've decided to pause it for now-- but we're really proud of it and look forward to bringing it back at a later date.
Other corporations like Hershey has pulled their ad showing people hugging and shaking hands, and Coors Light has ceased their "Official Beer of Working Remotely" campaign since the outbreak.
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