The Buddhist Church suggested not to use the name ‘KFC Thich Quang Duc’

VP – Monday 31st October 2022 04:56 PM

The name of the KFC branch on Thich Quang Duc street (HCMC) has changed to KFC Thich Quang Duc street – Screenshot

On October 31, Venerable Thich Gia Quang – Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, Head of the Information and Communication Department of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha – signed and promulgated Official Letter No. 08 to KFC Vietnam. the fact that this company opened a new branch on Thich Quang Duc Street (Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City) and used the legal name of Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc named “KFC Thich Quang Duc”.

The information and pictures about “KFC Thich Quang Duc” posted on the website and spread on social networks have created a wave of backlash from Buddhists and people.

The official dispatch reads: “Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc is a Buddhist monk who sacrificed himself, protected Buddhism and peace… Buddhists and people who love Buddhism in Vietnam honor him as “Bodhisattva.” Thich Quang Duc”.

Therefore, we are very sorry to receive the information that KFC Vietnam Joint Venture Company uses the legal name of Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc as the name of the fried chicken restaurant that diners call “KFC Thich Quang Duc”…

When doing business in a country where Buddhist followers are huge like Thailand or Vietnam, KFC Vietnam must consider naming the fried chicken restaurant to match its traditions, culture, beliefs, and hearts. respect for a monk who is a symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism and of the inhabitants of the host country”.

The information in the recruitment section has not been updated – Screenshot on the evening of October 31

Through this official letter, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha requests the general director of KFC Vietnam to reconsider the name, cancel, change the name “KFC Thich Quang Duc” to avoid misunderstanding and meet the needs of the heart. spirit of millions of Vietnamese Buddhists. At the same time, request to remove ads, Internet links leading to the name “KFC Thich Quang Duc”.

On the evening of October 31, the reporter Youth Searching on the website of KFC Vietnam, the restaurant system has been updated to “KFC Thich Quang Duc Street”. Online sales pages have also been updated to “KFC Thich Quang Duc Street”. However, the recruitment section on the website of KFC Vietnam is still on “KFC Thich Quang Duc”.

The article is in Vietnamese

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