Act moves to support KFC Double Down launch

Fried chicken buns: The KFC Double Down.
Older members may want to take it easy, or get their shirt buttons reinforced.

Nutritionists may be in panic of the saturated fat spectacular that is the KFC Double Down, officially launched in New Zealand tomorrow.

But Act on Campus is supporting the new burger with a Facebook campaign.

It reckons while the Double Down has been targetted by those fighting obesity,  "Frankly, we don't give a damn. Everyone should be free to buy food they enjoy."

Party members will visit KFC stores in in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin "at a random time" tomorrow, wearing bright yellow T-shirts.

Assuming they don't run from the store, the first five people to encounter the Act on Campus operatives in each city will score a free Double Down.


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I wholly spport Acts view - If the general populace fat *&#$s want to eat themselves to death with KFC, coke and smoking lets give them our support. This is evolution - thinning the herd with the dumb killing themselves through poor nutrition and health standards. If we encourage them to accelerate this process the reat of us who show personal reponsibility wont have to pick up the health tab as they'll be dead before the system can treat them saving us millions!!

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Not very bright. Those of us paying taxes end supp supporting all the obese people through unemployment bad health etc.

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Not true, if we encourage them to continue to binge, they will cark it before the cost kicks in

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Or how about we establish a health system based on on treating only un- preventable conditions. Then the people who have neglected their personal health dont penalise those of us who have looked after ours - what could be more fair and equitable than a system based on personal reponsibility?

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Is that the reat of you who can't spell and get into a tizzy over other people's business?? Do some nutritional homework. Or better still go and have a look at the size of most people in the queue at KFC. You might be surprised. Enjoy your carrot sticks and cucumber!!

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Tha's nothing but a poor piss-ant selfish comment! You better hope your words to come back to haunt you one day!

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Fat doesn't make you fat. And sat fats are good for you. Do some research people! The mass followers of anti fat need to wake up and see the truth

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Um...to the guy who says saturated fats are good for you...you need to do your research yourself buddy. UNsaturated fats are good for you (ie: fats from avocados, nuts etc.). Saturated fats clog your arteries and too much consumed can lead to heart disease. double down is ridiculously high in saturated fats, PLUS (and I know kiwis LOVE their KFC)...those birds are factory farmed, live in sh*t conditions, pumped full of antibiotics and hormones to produce fuller meat and then fired in trans fats...aka the WORST, and synthetically produced kinds of fats...prior to your consumption. You are what you eat people. and to the guy who said that fat people croak before you have to pay for their health care...that's a load of crap as well. we all know that being fat doesn't lead to imminent death, just diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, blood clots and a slew of other problems that can carry on for many years. So that's actually where your tax money is going.

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White buns are bad for you. Chicken is good for you.

Cant wait for my double down.

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To clarify, ACT on Campus is independent from ACT, and we don't speak on their behalf.

Besides, I hear Don Brash prefers Burger King!

-Peter McCaffrey
-ACT on Campus President

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<quote>Besides, I hear Don Brash prefers Burger King!</quote>

Winning!

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If you don't represent ACT then you should change the name of your organisation. - KFC on campus, or something like that.

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<quote>But Act on Campus is supporting the new burger with a Facebook campaign.</quote>

Not exactly a "Facebook Campaign"... It's a copy of their Press Release.

The fact is, AoC is saying this is supporting freedom of choice and all, but let's be honest, it's an attempt to get votes for the ACT party.

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There is more stupidity in some of these comments than in the States entire health manifesto. Fat does not make you fat nor is it unhealthy. Not saturated fats, anyway. It is sugar, fructose and grains that make you fat as they all raise insulin levels. Not fat. Nor protein. One of these KFC sandwiches is way better for you than a wholegrain sandwich and orange juice at some lunch bar down the road. Well done KFC and good on ACT.

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To find out where to get your free Double Down, just follow our Facebook and Twitter updates tomorrow:

www.twitter.com/actoncampus
www.facebook.com/actoncampus

-Peter

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You've come up Trumps with your typically cheesy Act

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What a bunch of children.

If I want a KFC, then that will be my own chocie, and if some spotty little varsity tosspot tries to interfere with my peace and quiet then I will take the little yellow shirted shit outside and beat the ****ing crap out of him.

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McCaffrey

Go and learn something that the taxpayer is subsidising you for,instead of wasting your study days going off about politics.

Professional Students are the scum of the earth and are no different than dole bludgers

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Great free publicity for the Colonel!

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Just when you think NZ couldn't be any more like Lilliput...well done NBR and NZ for tackling the big issues. So cute. And somewhere the Colonel's PR man or woman is laughing his or her arse off.

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Good on you ACT - just when I was looking for a solution to our econmic woes you come up with it! ACT MP's to get KFC ! Fantastic vision and solution to our problems!

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Dirty rat, you're retarded.

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Economic salvation all this re KFC but no comments on Kiwi saver changes. Great focus kids!

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Labour flunky Dirty Rat snarls at AOC's upholding of our rights and freedoms from busybodies like him....and what did you get up to on ANZAC day Rat?

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pretty soon we won't be able to enjoy anything without finding out that it could be bad for us. So i say enjoy life while ur here we only get one go around!!!

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I was in the rain at Auckland Museum.

Did you wear your Yellow Tee Shirt there as well ?

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