Nov 10, 2022

KFC apologises after German Kristallnacht promotion

KFC has apologised after sending a promotional message to customers in Germany, urging them to commemorate Kristallnacht with cheesy chicken. Germany takes the 9 November anniversary of Kristallnacht seriously, with numerous memorial events and discussions scheduled to reflect the Nazis' murder of more than six million Jewish people. Daniel Sugarman, Director of Public Affairs at the Board of Deputies of British Jews described the original KFC message as "Absolutely hideous". Dalia Grinfeld, the associate director of European affairs at the Jewish NGO Anti-Defamation League, tweeted: "How wrong can you get on Kristallnacht KFC Germany. Shame on you!". In a statement issued to Newsweek magazine, KFC Germany blamed the message on a bot.

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