Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Hitler Wears Colonel Sanders Bowtie at New Fried Chicken Joint in Thailand

Restaurant owners rip off Kentucky Fried Chicken with Nazi leader wearing red and white stripes with bowtie.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 5th, 2013 in Culture » Food » News

Thailand’s obsession with Adolf Hitler is going strong, as evident in a new restaurant owner’s choice to use the Nazi leader’s name and likeness to promote their product.

‘Hitler’ is a new fried chicken joint that opened last month in Bangkok. The sign features the iconic bowtie and red and white apron worn by Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders, only the head has been replaced by Hitler’s.

London-born, Alan Robertson who currently lived in Bangkok first brought the restaurant to international attention on Twitter.

“Very bizarre Hitler Fried Chicken shop in Thailand. I kid you not. Complete with pic of Hitler in bow tie,” Robertson tweeted.

‘The place opened last month and nobody quite knows what to make of it… ‘I went in for a bite last week and got some fried chicken, which was pretty good, and asked the guy behind the counter why it was called Hitler,” he continued.

“He just shrugged his shoulders and said the owners had thought it was good image.”

Hitler’s image has been used over the past few years to promote other popular products in Thailand including (but definitely not limited to) replacing Ronald McDonald’s head, in a Teletubbies costume with swastika antennae , and dressed as a panda with a Nazi armband.

Shop owners in Bangkok have admitted that the animated Hitler images throughout the city often shock tourists, but the t-shirts are extremely popular with young people.


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