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KFC 'Hitler' Image in Thailand Offends, Company Considers Legal Action

Jul 10, 2013 01:37 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter
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>KFC is trying to do some damage control after a rather offensive image of Adolf Hitler appeared as the regular Colone Sanders in the company's logo in Thailand.

The restaurant sells fried chicken as well as chips, burgers and kebabs, according to the Daily Mail, and is still open for business.

KFC officials said they may take legal action against the restaurant if it doesn't cease and desist immediately. "We find it extremely distasteful and are considering legal action since it is an infringement of our brand trademark and has nothing to do with us," a spokesperson for Yum!, KFC's parent company, told the Huffington Post.

Londoner Andrew Spooner, who spotted the takeaway, tweeted: "Very bizarre Hitler Fried Chicken shop in Thailand. I kid you not. Complete with pic of Hitler in bow tie."

According to the Bangkok Post, the Hitler chicken restaurant mentioned in this story has changed its name: "The 'Hitler' restaurant has long since undergone an image makeover as the owner wanted to avoid criticism of any Nazi association." The Post continues: "The restaurant is in Ubon Ratchathani, not Bangkok ... Today it is known as 'H-ler' and bears a different sign, a local correspondent in the northeastern province said." This story has been updated to reflect the new information. 

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