KFC boots Jason Alexander for ruffling feathers
Mon, 06/30/2003 - 15:54
It's short, and there's no direct link to it, so:
Former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander has been dropped as the face of fast-food giants KFC after urging them to reform their ways. The actor, who has appeared in commercials for the company, asked KRC to improve the way it treats its chickens - after being approached by animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA). Now his contract has not been renewed by the firm - and Peta are convinced it's because of his campaign. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk explains, "After we showed him the horrible conditions under which KFC raised and kills its chickens, Jason was horrified. He told us he wanted to feel good about whatever company he was promoting and he was putting pressure on KFC to make changes. He told us, and this is a quote, 'I am your ally'. KFC couldn't be happy with that."
This was supposed to be the summer of George!