Country star Reba McEntire is the latest of a long list of celebs to portray KFC's legendary Colonel Sanders. The spunky singer made her debut as the first female Colonel yesterday in rollicking honky tonk advertisement. The ever-changing role of Sanders has largely gone to male comedians like Norm Macdonald and Jim Gaffigan, so it's no surprise that Reba's twangy induction is being met with media applause - but slightly more conflicted reactions on Twitter.
Finally, women have broken the fried ceiling. Congratulations @reba— MaryKat (@therealMaryKat) January 26, 2018
KFC announced Reba McEntire as their first female Colonel Sanders, enraging MRAs who are incredibly discerning and also eat food from buckets.— Cocaine Bear Was a Woman (@wonderella) January 26, 2018
Just passed a KFC with flag at half staff. think they are sad that Reba is the next colonel? @KySportsRadio @juliamarie82— Kiki (@christymbeatty) January 26, 2018
It makes sense Reba is the new spokesperson for KFC. Her voice is so southern my cholesterol goes up just hearing her talk.— Kevin Flood (@FLOOKLYN) January 26, 2018
Reba McEntire as Colonel Sanders lets me connect with the KFC universe in a way I never could before.— nice sanchez (@NicSanchezPhD) January 26, 2018
No amount of Reba Mcentire Colonel Sanders will convince me that KFC chicken is real or edible. 🤨— Are we there yet? (@LittleLostPixie) January 26, 2018
me: seriously, Reba. Do something! I'll take ANYTHING you give me, just as long as you don't go quiet and disappear.— lou ღ (@LouisagoestoTN) January 26, 2018
Reba: how about a sponsorship with CB? KFC?
me: Okay. Not that.
sometimes you gotta be careful with what you wish for, people.