You know that your threats of nuclear devastation against North Korea might not be being taken with the gravity that they deserve when your favorite fast food chain starts mocking them.
Donald Trump found that his one-upmanship in nuclear rhetoric with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has become a humorous model for a marketing campaign by fried chicken franchiser KFC in their never-ending battle against the army of Hamburglars at McDonald’s.
To truly appreciate the satire involved, one must have first read the horrifying Trump tweet that inspired the parody.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Kudos to Trump for the recent advancement of his vocabulary skills to the point where he’s using words beyond third-grade English, like “depleted” and “regime.” Someone please give him a gold star to feed that voracious ego.
The digital marketing department at KFC in the UK & Ireland could not let an opportunity like this pass by without turning it to their advantage.
McDonald’s leader Ronald just stated he has a “burger on his desk at all times”. Will someone from his big shoed, red nosed regime inform him that I too have a burger on my desk, but mine is a box meal which is bigger and more powerful than his, and mine has gravy! #nuclearbutton
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) January 3, 2018
While a wonderful piece of mockery, the biggest revelation to this American is that KFC’s in Great Britain serve burgers as well as fried chicken! Who knew?
While the laughs in this tweet come from the exaggerated size-queen sentiments in the original and, well, the gravy, the humor masks an underlying horror that the man who wrote the original inspiring tweet is the President of the United States and not a nine-year-old child. Somehow we Americans would prefer that our President tweet out words of significance and gravity, not ones that inspire jokes about gravy.