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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.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 20, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 1:43 pm CDT

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
Screengrab via KFC/Twitter
KFC follow list 2
screengrab via KFC/Twitter

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
screengrab via chick-fil-a/twitter

There’s probably a metaphor in there somewhere.

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