KFC has apologized for an app warning urging customers in Germany to commemorate a landmark Nazi attack on Jews.
It said fans should “treat themselves” on the anniversary of 1938’s Kristallnacht, which saw coordinated mob attacks across the country.
It was known as the Night of Broken Glass because the streets were littered with broken glass after the destruction of Jewish-owned synagogues, shops and houses.
The message read: “Crystal Night Commemoration – Treat yourself to more soft cheese and crispy chicken. Now at KFCheese!”
Sources said a bot checking vital data could have been to blame.
About an hour later, KFC sent a humble apology, insisting: “We understand and respect the gravity and history of this day.
“We are very sorry and we will review our internal processes immediately.”
Human Rights Watch researcher Kartik Raj called the bug “truly and utterly hideous.”
The date—November 9—is now widely recognized as the start of Hitler’s campaign to exterminate the Jews.
In the weeks that followed, anti-Semitic decrees were issued, families were dispossessed, and around 30,000 Jewish men were sent to concentration camps.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6650126/german-kfc-outrageous-anti-semetic-alert/ KFC sends out an app notification urging customers to remember the landmark Nazi rape against Jews