Skip to comments.Burger King to scrap ad after complaint
Posted on 04/15/2009 9:26:57 AM PDT by FromLori
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Fast food giant Burger King apologized Tuesday for an advertisement featuring a squat Mexican draped in his country's flag next to a tall American cowboy and said it would change the campaign. Mexico's ambassador to Spain said posters released in Europe for Burger King's new Tex-Mex style "Texican whopper," a cheeseburger with chile and spicy mayonnaise, inappropriately displayed the Mexican flag, whose image is protected under national law. The ambassador wrote a letter complaining to Burger King and requested the ad campaign be discontinued. Burger King said the ads were meant to show a mixture of influences from the southwestern United States and Mexico, not to poke fun at Mexican culture, but said it would replace them "as soon as commercially possible." "Burger King Corporation has made the decision to revise the Texican Whopper advertising creative out of respect for the Mexican culture and its people," it said in a statement.
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Burger King commercials are really creepy and make it less likely I’m gonna go there.
so if we burn the mexican flag on American soil, will we be brought up before the International Criminal Court?
Or can we only burn the American flag under the basis of free speech?
I miss him !! :-)
Speedy Gonzalez diappeared too. Some people are sooooooooo thin-skinned.
So, if I use Mexican flag toilet paper, I guess they would have to sue my a$$ :-)
Between this and Spongebob Squarebutt commercials, I think Burger King has been hijacked by immature DU rejects.
perhaps the Madison Avenue firm of Olbermann and Maddow landed their latest advertising contract
A pregnant cheeseburger?
The new Jack in the Box commercial has a bunch of midget cowboys.
Singing with chipmunk voices!
I was LMAO!
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