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Fast Food Chain Faces Backlash After Questionable Facebook Post

Nando’s Australia tried to use Schapelle Corby’s release from prison to promote their brand. Cue outrage.

1. The biggest news in Australia today is that Queenslander Schapelle Corby was released from prison in Bali.

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2. She’s out on parole after serving nine years for drug smuggling.

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3. It wasn’t long before fast-food chain Nando’s tried to capitalise on the trending topic.

4. It took even less time for the backlash to start.

5. Rather than backtracking, Nando’s stood by their original post.

7. Of course, not everyone was offended. A lot of people loved the humour.

9. And some people just wanted to eat chicken.

mmm sure could go some nandos now

— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott)

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Jenna Guillaume is a senior editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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