KFC ad cleared of offending Christians

A KFC Christmas TV advert accused of mocking Christians has been cleared by the advertising watchdog. 

Video: KFC “Come Together” Christmas ad

The ad sparked 30 complaints over the festive period challenging whether the “all our stupid songs” lyric sung by the KFC choir poked fun at Christian hymns. The contentious line was part of the restaurant’s lighthearted take on the traditional Christmas number one single.

KFC defended the ad claiming the lyric was a humorous reference to how old people are usually irritated by carols singers.

The Advertising Standards Authority concluded the scene was “ironic” and has not caused widespread offence.

The complaints were not enough to dampen an otherwise successful campaign for KFC. The advert generated over 500,000 plays on YouTube in and has clocked up over 900,000 likes on Faceook since it launched.

The ad received the blessing from the Church of England.

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