Country Music SuperStar Reba McEntire is now KFC’s first female Colonel Sanders

Reba McEntire has been cast as KFC’s first woman to play its iconic pitch person, Colonel Sanders. Kentucky Fried Chicken unveiled a commercial Thursday which poked fun at that fact, having McEntire sing lyrics asking the audience to ignore the Colonel’s resemblance to a famous country singer and stating that he is “definitely not a woman.”

The country music legend and TV star has been enlisted to promote KFC’s new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. McEntire joins a long list of celebs who have donned the white suit, white wig and mustache to hawk KFC’s chicken and other menu items. Some of the other stars have included Rob Lowe, Norm MacDonald, Jim Gaffigan and George Hamilton.

The artist that sometimes goes by Reba is an Oklahoma girl originally.
“I grew up with Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s part of my story, and I’m so excited to now be part of theirs,” McEntire said in a statement. “I’ve held a lot of roles in my life — sort of like the Colonel himself — but this is certainly the most unique one yet.”

Of course Twitter has had its response to the move because everything is political these days.

A right-wing pundit on Twitter called it part of the cultural marxism movement to make everyone transgender. Mark Dice was not too happy with the change:

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