It has been an interesting 48 hours as Chicken Republic – a Nigerian chain of fast food restaurants shared a satirical ad which has divided opinions online.
The ad depicted a special Chicken Republic delivery for someone named Olisa in EFCC custody.
Spokesperson (National Publicity Secretary) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh is presently fighting major corruption charges. It was alleged that he swallowed his confessional statement after interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He denies that this ever happened.
Since the ad was published on social media, it has gone viral and has also been DELETED from all Chicken Republic social media accounts.
Some people have applauded the ad while others have accused Chicken Republic of being insensitive, “agents of APC” and for taking advantage of Olisa Metuh’s misfortune.
Just seeing this. Chicken Republic is so rude… I LOVE IT pic.twitter.com/GdbTbc0Jj5
— Miss DEE #SGIT (@AVARIBERRY) January 24, 2016
Stupid Chicken Republic ad. Borders on defamation and even subjudice. Who’s the coot behind that ad? And their meals are not all that too!
— charles novia (@charlesnovia) January 23, 2016
People love the ad, yet @ChickenRepublic allowed a rabid irrational group of cheerleaders of Yam eaters let them pull it off. We saved it!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 23, 2016
See that Chicken Republic Ad will never stopped their usual customers from buying their food, they only just created more awareness
— Noble Igwe (@Nobsdaslushhkid) January 23, 2016
Just followed @ChickenRepublic , they are funny. I like funny. Obviously not for the literal or mirth intolerant. Who are their creatives?
— Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola) January 23, 2016
I literally went to get Chicken Republic moin-moin this morning, because campaign:)
— Chude Jideonwo (@Chude) January 23, 2016
BellaNaijarians, We’ll love to hear your perspective.