Louisville, KY —
Over-the-top New York drag star Lady Bunny, who has appeared on Sex and the City, in Britney Spears' recent MTV special and recently at Chicago’s own Sound-Bar, flew to Louisville recently, where she unveiled her new KFC parody campaign for PETA. In the ad, Bunny wears a fluorescent mini-dress and holds up KFC’s trademark bucket beneath the caption "Sometimes Big Bright Packages Contain Dirty Little Secrets." The text describes Colonel Sanders' secret recipe as cruelty to animals and urges people to "kick the bucket" and join the growing KFC boycott.
PETA and Lady Bunny are calling on KFC to make several basic reforms in the way the company treats the chickens who end up in its buckets and boxes, including ending painful debeaking and scalding of live birds. Undercover investigations into KFC suppliers in the U.S., Germany, India, England, and Australia have revealed crippled chickens living in crowded, filthy conditions.
Lady Bunny is the latest in a growing roster of celebrities who have joined PETA's KFC Campaign, a roster that also includes hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, actors Pamela Anderson and Richard Pryor, rock legends Sir Paul McCartney and Chrissie Hynde, and civil-rights icon Dick Gregory.