Thursday, March 3, 2011
Lady A Playing KFC Meeting Today
Lady Antebellum will be in San Diego today to perform at Kentucky Fried Chicken's Association of KFC Franchisees meeting. But the trio hasn't said publicly whether or not they plan to take a stand in defense of chickens and address the issue of animal cruelty with those in attendance. Lady A's corporate gig became a potential political platform when The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde sent the group a letter urging them to speak out against the way the fast food giant treats their living chickens. In the request, sent through PETA, Hynde includes some graphic descriptions to emphasize the severity of the situation, and asks the band to, quote, "use your unique position to appeal to the company. With your influential public platform, KFC might not so easily turn a deaf ear to you."