KFC IS SELLING A CORSAGE WITH FRIED CHICKEN IN IT. YES, I KNOW I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK ON!
I just threw up a little at the news that KFC has released a drumstick corsage just in time for prom season.
Yeah, you read right: It’s a corsage with a hunk of dead, fried chicken in the middle of soft, fragrant flowers.
I’m assuming it’s a marketing ploy to get exactly this type of attention. Healthy food-loving writers like me will tell you how utterly offensive this is. So, of course, rebellious teens will find some kind of demented pleasure in strapping a dead animal to their wrists.
Maybe it’s an effort by a KFC marketing guy who was presumably stood up on his prom? And maybe now he’s trying to humiliate girls by getting grease stains all over their satiny prom dresses?
Or, maybe this is KFC’s commentary on schools nixing fast food? We may have won the battle for healthier school in the lunchroom, but they can sell kids chicken as accessories.
Whatever the reason, it exists. For $20, your date could be wearing a hunk of original recipe chicken. There’s even a slightly disturbing Wes Anderson-y inspired video promoting the corsage. And yes, in case you’re wondering, I watched the whole thing. Mostly though, I was just waiting for the “we’re just kidding! Ha ha fooled you” part. But it never came.
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