Twitter Reactions: 21 Tweets About KFC Sending a Sandwich Into Space
KFC is going to space. You may have heard that nugget of news (pun intended) and thought it was just some sort of crazy marketing ploy. And, in fact, it is. But it’s also part of a real test by a real company with a real purpose (check out this article from The Verge for the full story of the mission).
For KFC’s part, the company is doing their best to milk this marketing “event” for all it’s worth. That includes a TV commercial with Rob Lowe playing the Colonel announcing the launch. And a call for Twitter users to send their tweets to get carried along with the sandwich into the cosmos.
Of course, as with most marketing stunts like this, human reactions have run the gamut from laughter and appreciation to outrage and despair. Others are just happy to have the opportunity to bust out their best “space junk” jokes.
Love or hate the idea of KFC in space, you cannot deny that it has created some buzz—as exhibited by this hand-picked selection of recent tweets on the topic…
Good news, everyone. @kfc is launching a chicken sandwich into space on Wednesday. Can't wait for this historic milestone for humanity
— Cameron Uptmor (@camuptmor) June 19, 2017
KFC IN SPACE WTF…!!
— simon (@Narutonic) June 14, 2017
I should be asleep but na it's 2:45 in the morning and I'm reading about how KFC are sending a Zinger Burger into space, what is my life
— 🇺🇦 (@PNFRNGE) June 14, 2017
KFC is sending a chicken sandwich into space.. what the hell
— sammmmm (@samshallcross14) June 19, 2017
We can't pay workers 15 dollars minimum wage
Meanwhile KFC is shooting a fucking chicken sandwich into space
— Mitsuru Kirijo is my goth wife (@RemainInPlight) June 19, 2017
KFC can barely afford keeping Mt. Dew in stock let alone a space program
— 3 Count Thursday (@3CountThursday) June 5, 2017
— Theda Vallee (@thethedavallee) June 19, 2017
kfc = leading cause of space trash
— Bharti Mehta (@ihartb) June 19, 2017
— Rob Butler (@rjbutler1) June 18, 2017
So we can float a kfc bucket around in space but we cant blast me directly into the sun for having to see this tweet ok https://t.co/dNB5Qyt5nv
— kitten food (@cats520) June 18, 2017
— ㅤ (@scuba323) June 4, 2017
Oh good! More space junk that will come down someday and maybe injure someone. Boycott KFC.
— JW (@TheMermaidsSong) June 17, 2017
Salon hates fun. – "How depressing is space privatization? KFC is sending a chicken sandwich to space." https://t.co/1Zl4fBzbQo
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) June 18, 2017
— Michelle L.D. Hanlon (@hanlonesq) June 18, 2017
So KFC sucks. Their food is very
greasy, their restaurants are incredibly unclean & their fix is to send chicken to the edge of space.
— Nicsho (@Nicsho) June 18, 2017
KFC is legit sending a chicken sandwich to space just because….. now that's how you market things!!
— Composity (@Composity_) June 20, 2017
Launched my first Kickstarter. Hoping to raise enough to send the marketing team of the KFC commercials to space without anyway to return.
— RJ Smith (@RanjoSmith) June 2, 2017
Do not send fried chicken to space. Imagine what the aliens would think of a planet that does that to its inhabitants. #ZingerSpaceTweet
— Molly Elwood (@mollyelwood) June 20, 2017
You mean our higher atmosphere. That's not space. If dont travel past this dome into the vacuum then It's not SPACE is it.
— Agartha Technologies (@ariansas) June 19, 2017
This sandwich is literal garbage, but banishing it to space seems like overkill.
— Devon 🤜🐸 Urie (@pwrbttmng) June 17, 2017
Me: I'm going to bed
Twitter- "KFC launches chicken sandwhich into space next week"
— brandon (@RoyalLightness) June 20, 2017