Ghanaians on social media blast American news site for calling KFC dining a "social status"

Ghanaians on social media blast American news site for calling KFC dining a "social status"

Kentucky Fried Chicken arrived in Ghana only a few years ago, and has rapidly expanded with several new branches spread across the capital city, Accra and in Kumasi.

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KFC which is not the only fast food restaurant in Ghana, is now among the most patronized spots in the capital, mainly due to its quick and relatively affordable service.

An article published by the American news site, The New York Times, debated the rise in fast obesity and fast food joints, where one academic they interviewed described KFC as not just food but a ‘social status.’

Ghanaians blast American News site for calling KFC a 'social status'
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And then the social media roof came crashing down.

Ghanaians on social media took great offense at the insinuation and decided to give the news site an education:

Maybe we should start a hashtag like #NYTimesGetItRight the same way we did for CNN?

Someone was really upset at this article.

To be very honest.

Some people did not hold back at all

Most Ghanaians stick to the good old restaurants anyway.

Could the article be tagged as misrepresentation of facts?

Noted Ghanaian journalist, Manasseh Azuri, on the other hand, seemed to have different opinions

So what do you think? Is eating at KFC a 'social status'? And do Ghanaians really attach a sense of privilege to something as simple as eating at a fast food restaurant?

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