I couldn't believe what I was seeing a few days ago when I ran across the new Burger King Commercial for Kids Meals. It was one of the most disgusting and idiotic ads that I have ever seen. This is yet another example of a Fast Food company reaching out to its "urban" customers. Let me just cut to the chase... this is another annoying but all too common Black commercial from another major Fast Food Chain... in this case, Burger King. But this time the imagery was far worse than usual.
Burger King may have reached a new low when it comes to the level of ignorance and degenerate images in a single commercial. They are openly targeting babies with inappropriate garbage....using the worst kinds of Black stereotypes, and objectifying women in the process. Blacks are the only racial group that allows this kind of nonsense. In fact, I really think a lot of Blacks like this madness. Why? Because you rarely hear a peep from the masses of Blacks when this kind of craziness hits the airwaves. Nor do you see any protesting from Civil Rights Inc. It's almost as if Blacks are o.k. with the fact that corporations are peddling filth and ignorance to their babies.
But when it comes to getting pedophiles released from jail... Blacks show up en masse in support of the release. When a rapper thug (i.e Black Hero) gets arrested... Blacks show up to scream bloody murder and racism.... Or when urban terrorists are devastating "Black Communities" there seems to be this concerted effort by Blacks to ensure that the thugs can continue their reign of terror unimpeded...by not "snitching".
But when corporations are poisoning the image of Blacks and feeding stereotypes... even targeting babies with filth.... there always seems to be silence from the so-called "Black Community".
This is one of the reasons why I hate being Black. I'm just being honest.
When I saw the commercial, I was embarrassed... And apparently, i'm not the only one asking what is going on.
I don't see this level of ignorance and stereotyping when these Fast Food companies are targeting other groups... Am I missing something here?
And who in the Hell gave the executives at Burger King the idea that this ad targeting babies was remotely o.k.? This commercial is apparently part of Burger Kings ad campaign to promote the Sponge Bob Square Pants character, which is geared towards the younger kids. This ad wouldn't be right even if it targeted adults.... So it certainly shouldn't be used to peddle Kids Meals to your children.
Contact Burger King and express your displeasure with their inappropriate, idiotic, stereotypical and distasteful Rap Commercial.
Burger King Holdings, Inc.
5505 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126
Main # (305) 378–3000
Media relations line: (305) 378-7277
Consumer relations line: (305) 378-3535
Marketing/Advertising Information Requests - (305)-378-7200
John W. Chidsey
CEO and Chairman
Sr. VP. For Operations
Charles M. Fallon
President - BK North America
Russell B. Klein
President - Global Marketing Strategy
Chief Information Officer & Sr. VP
Find more information from www.bk.com (contact page)
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