KFC has apologized for an app alert urging customers in Germany to commemorate a landmark Nazi outrage against Jews.
It said fans should “treat themselves” on the anniversary of 1938’s Kristallnacht, which saw co-ordinated mob attacks across the country.
It was known as Night of Broken Glass because of the shards littering the streets after the destruction of synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses and homes.
The message read: “Commemoration of Kristallnacht — Treat yourself to more soft cheese and crispy chicken. Now at KFCheese!”
Sources said a bot checking notable dates may have been to blame.
Around an hour later KFC sent out a groveling apology insisting: “We understand and respect the gravity and history of this day.
“We are very sorry, and we will check our internal processes immediately.”
Human Rights Watch researcher Kartik Raj called the blunder “truly and utterly vile.”
The date — November 9 — is now widely seen as the start of Hitler’s drive to wipe out Jews.
In the following weeks anti-Semitic decrees were passed, families stripped of possessions and around 30,000 Jewish males put into concentration camps.
Credit : www.the-sun.com