Sunday, August 11, 2013

Stupid Thy Name Is Woman

I really thank Shakespeare for penning those immortal words.
Of course Shakespeare's original read "frailty", but that won't stop me from altering it slightly to fit the latest gaffe coming from the Empowered Womankind.

Here is the lovely Stephanie Bannister, who must now go down in history as the woman too stupid to differentiate beteween a country and a religion.
Yes. she is the one who thought Islam was a country, fudged the word "haram" (forbidden in Arabic) with the Koran, and thought Jesus was the object of worship in Judaism.

As my fellow blogger MarkyMark would say, you cannot make up such stonking stupidity - read the Islam Gaffe article on the BBC for yourself.

And this woman was running an election bid (!!!!).
She comes from the anti-immigration One Nation party.
The same party which, years ago, fielded Pauline Hanson - she of the fish-and-chip shop turned politican wannabe and had unripe tomatoes hurled at her when she tried to lionise the Aborigines.

Maybe this Bannister woman will get it next time.
Except there is no next time for such unremitting stupidity.


Friday, August 09, 2013

Boycott KFC!

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has decided to jump on the feminist bandwagon - they think using violence will sell their new Hot Shot Bites like hotcakes.
Their lame excuse for this new product ad shows a woman trying the snack, then slapping a man across the face (!!)
Apparently the ad has already generated a shitstorm of complaints. KFC's reply, FWIW, is the sort of lame-ass fudging that answers and accomplishes nothing. One of KFC's attorneys even had the temerity to think that "the smack in the commercial was a metaphor with the smack of the flavor." He fell into a vapid silence when asked, point-blank if he found it acceptable were the roles to be reversed.
It should also be remembered that KFC have stirred controversy before, about 3 years ago, when they airily claimed that a bucket of chicken was all that was needed to silence an angry black mob.

This tasteless commercial has already aired and can been seen on Youtube too, although I haven't seen in Singapore. Yet.
But that's because I stopped watching TV anyway.
Here's the commercial - if you can abide to watch it.

What shall we do about this?
Can we do anything?
Hell, YES!! You can:
At the end of the day, what might actually work is the good old boycott.
Yes, you may say that we have threatened boycotts before but to no avail if the larger public keeps on patronising said products.
To me that's no big deal. KFC in Singapore is a salty, greasy, inedible mess nothing like what the good Colonel originally envisioned..
But think of the ripple effect - we who boycott tell people to do so, they go on to tell others and it should spread like wildfire.
Hopefully KFC will see their profits plunge and back down.
Oh and an apology would be nice, but that is as New Wave band China Crisis might say, its just wishful thinking.