Twitter has some finger lickin' good jokes after the country singer is named as the new face of the fast food chain.
The future is female -- at least for KFC, which just named Reba McEntire as its first female Colonel Sanders.
"I'm Colonel Sanders, the same as always, absolutely nothing's changed," she sings in her first ad. "Please ignore any likeness to famous country singers. I'm definitely not a woman."
"With Reba's southern roots and entrepreneurial spirit, she truly embodies the values of the Colonel and the crowd-pleasing flavor of our Smoky Mountain BBQ," said the brand's Chief Marketing Officer Andrea Zahumensky. "The pairing of a universally loved music legend like Reba with a universally appealing flavor like Smoky Mountain BBQ makes what I like to call 'Smoky Mountain Magic.'"
Nothing to see here, folks. Nope, nothin’ at all. Just the same old Colonel with a new flavor of fried chicken. pic.twitter.com/ju2omd07OC— KFC (@kfc) January 26, 2018
The new Colonel started trending on Twitter on Friday morning, after news broke that Reba would be following in the all-male footsteps of Rob Lowe and Darrell Hammond.
Here are some of the funniest reactions to the announcement:
BREAKING NEWS- Mike Pence is no longer allowed to be in a room alone with Colonel Sanders.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 26, 2018
But if Colonel Sanders is a woman, what’s next? Female chickens? Other fictional military positions being filled by women? Not in MY America.— (((𝕺𝖍𝕹𝖔𝕾𝖍𝖊𝕿𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖓𝖙))) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 26, 2018
Reba McEntire is the first Colonel Sanders who has been told to smile more and only gets to use 7 of the secret herbs and spices.— (((𝕺𝖍𝕹𝖔𝕾𝖍𝖊𝕿𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖓𝖙))) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 26, 2018
I can only assume that “Colonel Sanders" is trending because Donald Trump has named him as John Kelly's replacement.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) January 26, 2018
The new Colonel Sanders is gonna be a woman! Watch a bunch of insecure guys all over the Internet freak out in 3..2...1— Stephen Sipila (@StephenSipila) January 26, 2018
Always thought we'd have a woman president before we had a woman Colonel Sanders tbh.— taco belle & sebastian™ (@TimDuffy) January 26, 2018
People are seriously upset that Colonel Sanders is going 2B played by a woman? Wait til they find out he wasn't a real colonel.— Professor Chaos (@akaProfessorCha) January 26, 2018
Why is Reba the new Colonel Sanders?? I don’t like this. I want to reset my life back to factory settings pic.twitter.com/JnYKz63Tmp— DarkSkintDostoyevsky (@daniecal) January 26, 2018
Well "Colonel Sanders" is trending.— ℹ️ⓃⓆⓊⒾⓈⒾⓉⒾⓄⓃ (@Inquisition) January 26, 2018
At least he isn't being accused of molesting a chicken.........yet!
I don't buy Reba as Colonel Sanders, if only because I'm 100% convinced that Reba makes way better fried chicken than that.— John S. Troutman (@TheOnlyTrout) January 26, 2018
I saw Colonel Sanders trending & my first thought was, well, he's finally kicked the bucket.— You seen my keys? (@fencegates) January 26, 2018
Make the next Colonel Sanders a WOC so a bunch of Trump supporting fast food lovers explode into a million pieces of popcorn chicken.— (((𝕺𝖍𝕹𝖔𝕾𝖍𝖊𝕿𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖓𝖙))) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 26, 2018
Maybe KFC should focus on making good food again instead of having 20 different Colonel Sanders— Travis Jamal (@TravisJamal420) January 26, 2018
We didn't get the 1st female President,— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 26, 2018
But we DID get the 1st female Colonel Sanders.
America shattered the glass ceiling after all... pic.twitter.com/bKlKIvrBwk
wow i can't believe reba singlehandedly destroyed gender pic.twitter.com/12N7BppYVH— Gabe Gonzalez (@gaybonez) January 26, 2018
This is really more like a punishment -— John Lurie (@lurie_john) January 26, 2018
"Ok women, you wanted equality? Well, now you have to play Colonel Sanders."
In the future every one will get to portray Colonel Sanders for 15 minutes.— Michael Blackman (@MikeRBlackman) January 26, 2018
Reba in Drag as Colonel Sanders while interacting with Reba out of drag and singing.— jαsoη (@jaesyun_) January 26, 2018
Gagging on that Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent https://t.co/kIh9rUQGK2