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KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter and they’re all herbs or spices

KFC pulled off the subtlest of all Twitter jokes.

Oct 21, 2017, 2:19 pm*

Internet Culture


David Britton

When it comes to humor, the internet is good at a lot of things, but subtlety isn’t usually one of them.

This is the kind of “joke” you’re likely to run into online

So you’ve gotta give props to KFC for creating the subtlest of Twitter jokes and patiently waiting for someone to discover it.

While most fast food chains follow a fairly large mix of other corporate accounts and celebrities (probably hoping for those sweet, sweet mentions) KFC only follows 11 people.

Here they are.

KFC follow list 1

KFC follow list 2

That’s right, all five Spice Girls and six guys named Herb. Eleven herbs and spices.

There the joke sat, waiting to be discovered, which it finally was by a guy named Mike Edgette.


Obviously, people lost their goddamn minds about it.


Although Wendy’s seemed a bit hurt.

What did you expect Wendy’s? They aren’t even following Taco Bell and those guys are roommates.

The only thing that would be better than this is if Chick-Fil-A only followed God.

But they don’t. Turns out, oddly enough, they only seem to follow themselves.

chick-fil-a follow list

There’s probably a metaphor in there somewhere.

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2017, 12:26 pm