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KFC sorry for urging Germans to mark Nazi attacks on Jews with ‘extra cheese’

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The fast food chain has apologized for its “insensitive” push notification for the anniversary of Kristallnacht.

The German branch of the US fast food chain KFC has apologized for urging customers to commemorate Kristallnacht – the 1938 Nazi pogrom against Jews – with more cheese on their crispy chicken.

“Yesterday [November 9], an automated push notification was sent to users of the KFC app in Germany containing an insensitive and unacceptable message. We apologize for this,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.

According to KFC, push notifications are generated “semi-automatically” based on calendars listing public holidays and commemoration days.

“In this particular case, our internal review process was not properly followed,” KFC explained. “We understand and respect the seriousness and history of this day and we remain committed to equality, inclusion and belonging for all.”

The text of the push notification, which was sent on the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known in Germany as ‘Reichspogromnacht’, read: “Remembrance of the Reichspogromnacht. Treat yourself with more tender cheese on your crispy chicken. Now at KFCheese!”

In another push alert sent shortly afterwards, KFC said it “made a mistake,” but screenshots of the earlier promotion had already appeared on social media, sparking outrage.

“Wow, just wow! I am utterly speechless and repulsed,” Arsen Ostrovsky, the head of the pro-Israel legal group International Legal Forum, tweeted.

“Shame on you,” Dalia Grinfeld, the Anti-Defamation League’s associate director of European affairs, wrote above a screenshot of the KFC alert.

Kristallnacht, or ‘the Night of Broken Glass’, saw thousands of Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues across Germany targeted and destroyed, leaving more than 90 people dead. It is viewed by many historians as a prelude to the Holocaust.

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  1. At least they weren’t chicken in getting their apology out. But for us “creative thinkers” the opportunities are endless. For example, would you like…… with that or a side dish of….. How about an extra portion of…. and a double…. to wash it all down. Gee I’m good, and humble with it. But hey, I ain’t no kraut chicken slinger, serving chooks to Deborah Winger…

  2. Now I connect the dots between Jacinda and labours Nazi agenda and KFC

    Labour used KFC vouchers to get us Polynesian folks out to vote and to get vaccinated. Tricky but very tasty thanks.

    All the while it was a ruse to get us to join the Nazi party (aka Labour) YEAH RIGHT

    In all seriousness I think Labours failure to condemn the proliferation of Nazi doctrine in the recent UN resolution promoted by Russia is way more serious than a bit of extra cheese on crispy chicken

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