Last week, Twitter was set ablaze after a Twitter user who goes by the handle @edgette22 tweeted an observation he had on the 11 people KFC follows on its Twitter account:

KFC follows all five of the women who made up the 90s girl band known as “The Spice Girls,” and six men named Herb, including Green Bay Packers cornerback Herb Waters, jazz musician Herb Alpert, and L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, who even acknowledged in a tweet how he feels about being one of KFC’s picks.


As The Chicago Tribune reports, the tweet is a reference to KFC’s famously secret fried chicken recipe, which contains 11 herbs and spices. Edge’s simple observation blew away hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers who liked and retweeted the post.

Wesson told TMZ that his sudden relevance on Twitter, “is like the craziest thing that has ever happened to [him] in [his] political career,” adding that he’s KFC’s “number #1 Herb.”

KFC maintained the hype of the Twitter user’s discovery by engaging in a Twitter exchange with Edge:

Wesson also admitted to TMZ that he wouldn’t mind having a little get together with the rest of the Herbs, as well as the Spice Girls.

He said:

“I’m hoping they all want us to get together and do some kind of commercial or something.”

The world will just have to wait and see how that KFC marketing idea will pan out.

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