Shark attack parody advert by KFC stirs controversy in South Africa

A KFC television advert parodying the shark attack on Australian surfer Mick Fanning has upset the three-time world champion's mother.

Shark attack parody ad deemed insensitive.

Shark attack parody ad deemed insensitive. Image by Elias Levy / CC BY 2.0

The advert aired in South Africa, where Fanning was attacked in a competition in July. In it, an actor who resembles the famous surfer rides a wave holding a computer-generated shark over his head. She told Fairfax Media: “It really brings back a lot of trauma for everybody who has been attacked by a shark." Read more:

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