In a very strange turn of events, former PETA ally and (we think still) vegetarian, Benji Madden and his brother Joel Madden, members of the band Good Charlotte, are the new spokesmen for KFC in Australia.
Considering PETA says on their website that Benji has attended a series of demonstrations asking the public to boycott KFC, it’s bizarre that he’s now asking Australians to join him at the fast food joint for good times.
PETA said in a statement about the strange partnership between the Madden brothers and KFC, “It is irresponsible for anyone to be a spokesperson for a fast food company. We hope that the guys in Good Charlotte consider the effects of their decision on human health, the environment and animals before they sign their next endorsement deals.”
Benji certainly used to be on the side of the farm animal. He said back in 2008, “I have a proud feeling every time, you know, I’m at a restaurant or every time I’m at somewhere and I say, you know, I don’t eat meat…it’s definitely not like a thing, something you’ll be ashamed of.”
We have a hard time believing the Good Charlotte brothers would team up with KFC because they are such big fans of the company. Known for their chicken, it’s not like Benji would have even tasted it. That leaves one other motivation for the strange partnership. (We’re speculating here.) Cold hard cash. How much money would it take for you to sell out?
Watch the boys do their worst as they work the drive through below.