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Yay! No More Hitler Fried Chicken in Thailand!

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The internets were verily abuzz with news that some enterprising Thai in the city of Ubon Ratchathani opened up a fried chicken stand whose signage incorporated the look and feel of Kentucky Fried Chicken but with Hitler replacing Colonel Sanders. This upset the lawyers for KFC who were planning to sue said entrepreneur until it was discovered that the chicken shack had changed its branding/closed down etc. Today the restaurant is known as H-ler and bears a different sign according to a local Bangkok Times correspondent.

The Daily Mail, which posted the original story on the basis of a months old tweet by travel writer Andrew Spooner, got both the locale and the recent developments all wrong. But they did note the bizarre fascination that Thais have with Hitler. This fascination has nothing to do with any support for Nazism and everything to do with uhm… imagery I guess and just the strangeness of South East Asian pop culture and its Hitler obsession:

Thai Hitler Swag

Hitler in Thailand

So much for Yimach Shemo! And remember kids, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!

11 Comments

  1. Pete Vanlaw

    7/9/2013 at 3:26 pm

    Almost enough to make me swear off Thai food.

    • aldof hitler

      2/6/2017 at 5:45 am

      hitler did nothing wrong you racist biggot kill your self kkk?

  2. George Nimon

    7/11/2013 at 4:52 am

    Why is this even open with all the israelis that are in thailand. What a bunch of idiots!

  3. arron dee

    7/12/2013 at 9:46 am

    Was it rottiserie or oven roasted?

    • ck

      7/18/2013 at 2:55 pm

      Rottiserie chicken is roasted on a rotating spit. Oven roasted just sits there.

      • arron dee

        7/21/2013 at 2:45 pm

        you hymies are so smart

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  5. sausage

    7/27/2013 at 4:04 am

    Education, education, misinformation.

  6. There is now a recently-founded foundation working on educating people in Thailand against Hitler Chic (disclaimer: that foundation is us!)

    The good news is that it’s not hugely popular, there is a small subculture that enjoys these images in Thailand. The bad news is that most people here do not understand why it is offensive and those that have received the backlash still don’t really get it.

    Please have a look at our website and blog. We will be airing a TV PSA here to try and educate people about the issue on a wider scale and would greatly appreciate your support.

    http://www.historyaction.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/GoodWinningOverEvil
    https://twitter.com/HistoryAction
    http://www.pinterest.com/historyaction/boards/

  7. hillary clinton

    2/6/2017 at 5:47 am

    guys hitler did nothing wrong he made a lot of people toast and gave millions of jews gas thats more than obama ever did for his people so please hate obama or stop hating hitler.

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