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KFC Apologizes For Thai Tsunami Post

BANGKOK (UPI) — Fried chicken chain KFC apologized for a post on its Thai Facebook page advising residents to purchase chicken prior to a possible tsunami.

An earthquake Wednesday off the coast of Aceh set off warning systems across the country and authorities moved people away from coastal areas to prepare for a possible tsunami. KFC officials in Thailand used the company’s Facebook page to augment the official warnings, but stirred some resentment by reminding those hurrying to their homes to stop at KFC for some chicken to wait out the warnings, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

The tsunami waves did not make it to the shores and the post, which gathered hundreds of angry comments, was removed by Thursday afternoon and replaced with an apology expressing “sincere regret” for the “improper” message.

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