Obama lookalike pitches for KFC in Hong Kong

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By Adrienne Mong

Ok. We know the mainland Chinese have a thing for imitation goods.

But Hong Kong?

Thanks to the folks over at ChinaSmack, we’ve learned a little belatedly that a U.S. President Barack Obama lookalike was used in a KFC television ad to promote a new Fish Fillet Soft Roll. (The commercial was aired for a limited time in Hong Kong only just ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the U.S. last month.)

Change is good, says the advert.

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He better believe it.

After all, he’ll be sending a new ambassador to China in the spring.

Btw, Yum Brands – a Louisville, KY, company which owns KFC – posted higher than expected quarterly earnings yesterday. It gets a third of its revenue from China, where it operates more than 3,700 restaurants, mostly KFC outlets.

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