Black Twitter couldn’t have asked for a better, more timely, announcement.
Breaking News: David Alan Grier has been cast as the first African American Colonel Sanders in the new KFC ad campaign. #KFC
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) March 3, 2016
David Alan Grier, legendary comedian and proud fictional father/uncle figure to us all let the news fly that he will be the first ever Black Colonel Sanders in a brand new KFC ad campaign. For years, the brand’s frontman has been an old, Diddy white party, version of Harland David Sanders, the founder and logo of the company, but things are about to change. Further details have not yet been provided about the campaign, but this is a decision that could either be the absolute best thing that has ever happened in the history of fried chicken, or the complete opposite.
The community still hasn’t forgotten the last time one of our own got on television singing about crispy chicken.
Preliminary judgements from the timeline are mixed. Some of us are completely ready for the KFC Black Colonel Sanders revolution, while others are not with the motion. There’s no possible way to know how things will turn out until David Alan Grier gets suited and booted, bespectacled, and the first commercial is released, but the fact of the matter is that there’s no doubt we won’t click the link with a Usain Bolt-like swiftness when it does drop.
But Colonel Sanders is a slav…..nvm https://t.co/StQWJwCQhj
— future cougar momma (@awkwardcee) March 3, 2016
I bet #wellactually twitter will hate it, but I LOVE it:
Meet the first black Col. Sanders for KFC, David Alan Grier https://t.co/LpJDllF4nZ
— Kenny Gholston (@kaygee830) March 3, 2016
But just in case you need some visual aids, here’s Grier playing spokesperson for some of our favorite brands – as Maya Angelou
Phenomenal Froot Loops
The real question that we all should have at this moment is if the Eddie Griffin classic, Undercover Brother, predicted the future.