Now Liam Payne is getting credit for the return of a Burger King favorite: chicken fries. And we thought they brought them back just because.
Last year, Liam tweeted: "I'm so fulllllll!!! Think I just ate my body weight in chicken fries and sides owwwwww"
Turns out he was actually talking about KFC, as he posted a pic of a KFC bag, writing: "Now I may not be gay but I am in love with a man ... 2 words the kernel god bless you and your original recipe"
So...he wasn't even talking about Burger King at all?
Turns out, BK was paying attention, even though Liam was tweeting about KFC and likely left out some pesky punctuation between 'chicken' and 'fries.'
That's close enough for Burger King, who are wisely using Liam's fame to their advantage a bit.
A Burger King representative said in an email: "Whatever he meant, it certainly helped catapult 'Chicken Fries' into pop culture consciousness as a follow up to the Buzzfeed story [about nostalgic foods]."
I'm so fulllllll!!! Think I just ate my body weight in chicken fries and sides owwwwww— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) May 31, 2014
UPDATE: Liam has learned of his super power, taking to Twitter to write:
Now I may not be gay but I am in love with a man ... 2 words the kernel god bless you and your original recipe pic.twitter.com/NDzhTzXSgo— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) May 31, 2014
So I learnt today that apparently my tweets can bring back chicken fries... Whatever will I ask for next? ;)— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 13, 2015