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Mary J. Blige's Burger King ad: 'Racist' or just 'hilarious'?
Yahoo ^ | 4/04/12

Posted on 04/04/2012 3:38:11 PM PDT by Libloather

Mary J. Blige's Burger King ad: 'Racist' or just 'hilarious'?
By The Week's Editorial Staff | The Week – 8 hrs ago

**SNIP**

What's in the ad?
The clip features Blige standing on a table in a Burger King restaurant surrounded by flashing disco lights singing about its new chicken wraps, which are part of a healthier new menu the chain is rolling out. Adapting her popular song "Don't Mind" to new lyrics, she belts out the wrap's ingredients: "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped in a tasty, flour tortilla."

How is that racist?
The product at the center of the clip — fried chicken — "comes peppered and seasoned with all sorts of racist connotations," says Kenneth Partridge at TheBoomBox. And even if the connection was unintentional, the sight of a "black woman espousing the virtues of fried chicken is never a pleasant thing to behold," says Rich Juzwiak at Gawker.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blige; burger; king; racist
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Stick with hilarious. Otherwise, YOU'RE the racist.
1 posted on 04/04/2012 3:38:28 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Somebody has WAY too much time on their hands.........


2 posted on 04/04/2012 3:48:51 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: Libloather
The racists that complain about the ad are (perhaps intentionally, perhaps in ignorance) slamming a very important part of traditional black American life (notice the lack of a hyphen). And that is a FAMILY meal on Sunday afternoon, after church. Every family could not afford meat at every meal. But Sunday was special. Notice the past tense because most modern American families, of all races, fail to make a distinction between that day and any other. But the traditional black American family went to church. And had meals together, as a FAMILY.

Unfortunately, this country has been the victim of the Johnson era, and its free this and free that "Great Society". And part of the outcome was the breakdown of the black American family. Thank you for your kind attention.

3 posted on 04/04/2012 3:49:08 PM PDT by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: Libloather

How is this racist at all? I eat fried chicken....I’m white. Is fried chicken racist now? Explain this.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: Libloather
Everything is racist! Youtube won't allow the commercial to stay up but you can kind of see it here.
5 posted on 04/04/2012 3:51:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Libloather
the sight of a "black woman espousing the virtues of fried chicken is never a pleasant thing to behold," says Rich Juzwiak at Gawker

Mr. Juzwiak's comment is the liberal collectivist mindset in a nutshell. Ms. Blige probably LIKES fried chicken. As an INDIVIDUAL, she has a perfect right to endorse a product SHE enjoys.

But Juzwiak says she must not "espouse its virtues" because the "collective" (mostly white liberals) finds it inappropriate.

6 posted on 04/04/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Libloather

Agree with your comment. I wouldn’t have thought anything of this ad if not for these two bloggers pointing out, in their mind, that black people like fried chicken. Does anyone besides me ever notice that it’s usually while liberals who try to stir up anything as “racist” while I’d wager anything that most black people who saw this ad would think nothing of it?


7 posted on 04/04/2012 3:54:58 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: richmwill
most black people who saw this ad would think nothing of it?

They be thinkin': "Mmmm! Good chicken!" Why do you think Burger King is running it?

8 posted on 04/04/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Libloather
Not a direct link, but you can view the horrible racist video on this site:

http://www.theboombox.com/2012/04/03/mary-j-blige-burger-king/

It shows a black woman singing about chicken. Can't get any more racist than that.

9 posted on 04/04/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Libloather

Hmmmmm, I’ve seen a lot of Mickey D’s ads that I thought were pandering and best and racist at worst.

Not a peep out of the race baiters.

I wonder why?


10 posted on 04/04/2012 4:01:42 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1170 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Libloather

“black woman espousing the virtues of fried chicken is never a pleasant thing to behold,”

I guess this guy has never had really great fried
chicken.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 4:03:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather


(he's taunting Rev Al here)
12 posted on 04/04/2012 4:05:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Libloather

I eat chicken, I even raise my own chickens, I am white, so I much be a racist.

Ok, now I need to know what other races I might be offending with the raising and eating of my ducks and geese??

I have a dog, but I don’t eat dog.... okay, what race eats dogs?

The Chinese folks should like me, because I don’t even own a cat.

True story: My wife had a Black boss for several years. At all office bbq’s he would bring his own bucket of chicken. I used to tease him about it. He was recently demoted and transferred. The office had a going away potluck for him..... I bought him a bucket of chicken. He got a kick out of it.

I will probably be going to racist prison.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 4:11:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: TChad
Can't get any more racist than that.

Of course you can, she could could have added:

"Try their tasty ribs too! say girl pass me dat watermelon"

14 posted on 04/04/2012 4:11:55 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: TigersEye

I had a wisecrack I wanted to post here, but I decided it would be taken as racist.


15 posted on 04/04/2012 4:14:15 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Michael.SF.
The purveyors of the never-ending race baiting just can't stop.

Did he notice a white guy is the one asking about the chicken? Does the customer realize he's not allowed to eat that? And what's with the white dancing - they are obviously relishing their inability to have any rythmn? And what's with the kids wearing crowns, they're supporting the monarchy! Oh the humanity!!!!!

16 posted on 04/04/2012 4:17:15 PM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: Libloather

Can I vote “neither?” How about it’s just a boring ad?


17 posted on 04/04/2012 4:20:01 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (Newt, Ricky, or Mitt - I will be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: All

Let them rave on that men shall know them mad....


18 posted on 04/04/2012 4:20:31 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Gator113
I had a wisecrack I wanted to post here, but I decided it would be taken as racist.

That comment is racist.

19 posted on 04/04/2012 4:20:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I like chicken, greasy ribs and I like watermelon. Heck, I like grits and cornbread too. Some of my favorite music artists are Black.... I LOVE the Blues and I am even learning how top play a harmonica!

Damn, I just realized that I might be a Black man trapped in a cracker-ass body!!

Somebody PLEASE..... HELP ME!!


20 posted on 04/04/2012 4:27:34 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Libloather

Fried chicken is certainly a staple in soul food, and thus I can see thin-skinned liberals complaining that it is “stereotypical” to have a black person hawk fried chicken (not that it wouldn’t be a stupid complaint). But if this was a chicken wrap, then IT WOULDN’T EVEN FIT INTO THE FRIED CHICKEN STEREOTYPE. The soul-food staple is fried chicken still on the bone, not breaded chicken strips, much less breaded chicken strips in a wrap. So cries of racism here are beyond idiotic.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 4:27:50 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Libloather

What about being wrapped in a Tortilla is that Racist???


22 posted on 04/04/2012 4:28:39 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Gator113

how top play a harmonica!= how to play an harmonica!


23 posted on 04/04/2012 4:29:16 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Libloather

Isn’t Blige the singer who witnessed a shooting in the recording studio and decided to not “snitch?”


24 posted on 04/04/2012 4:30:05 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Libloather

The woman got paid to do a commercial about fried chicken. I like fried chicken. I like the white meat and the dark meat.


25 posted on 04/04/2012 4:30:56 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Libloather
Here's the ad on Gawker.

This is more dumb liberal astroturfing. Of course no one is bothered by the Popeye's Chicken spokeslady. What is wrong with people?

26 posted on 04/04/2012 4:34:35 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: TigersEye

LOL.... I just sent my wife an email telling her that I now want greasy Southern fried chicken for tonights dinner.

I am a Black man trapped in a cracker-ass body.


27 posted on 04/04/2012 4:37:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Libloather

“And even if the connection was unintentional, the sight of a “black woman espousing the virtues of fried chicken is never a pleasant thing to behold,” says Rich Juzwiak at Gawker.”

WTF!! Over-—


28 posted on 04/04/2012 4:39:24 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: rabidralph

I thought that the KFC Double Down commercial was a little bit racist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVE2MaLe8I

Oh and FWIW I love fried chicken though I am partial to Popeye’s when it comes to fast food chicken. It is so stereotypical here in Portland. There are two of them within about two miles of one another on MLK avenue. Really, you can’t make this stuff up.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT by 31R1O
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To: Gator113
Do you now or have you ever played basketball?

You may want to consult your attorney before answering that question.

30 posted on 04/04/2012 4:51:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: IamCenny
I remember a couple of years ago that a school in Denver, I think, wanted to salute Martin Luther King, Jr by putting his favorite foods on the lunch menu. So they called the King Museum in Atlanta and found out that the late reverends favorite foods included fried chicken and watermelon (two of my own favs BTW).

When they put those items on the menu, the racial bonfire hit the fan.

31 posted on 04/04/2012 4:53:59 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Martin Tell
Heck, what's not to like about good fried chicken?

I can survive just fine without watermelon.

32 posted on 04/04/2012 5:00:05 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Libloather

Reminds me of Dave Chapelle’s white people/guitar music bit:

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/u7vwcd/chappelle-s-show-electric-guitar—drums-or-electric-piano-pt—1


33 posted on 04/04/2012 5:03:07 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Martin Tell

I like watermelon too. The people that scream racist at things like this ARE THE stereotype perpetuating racists. Who doesn’t like fried chicken and watermelon? Anyone here?


34 posted on 04/04/2012 5:03:55 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: TigersEye

LOL... I hate that game. But I think it’s because of those damn white cells in my blood. ;>)


35 posted on 04/04/2012 5:05:01 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113
You may be ok, those things can happen and are really, by themselves nothing to be worried about, But if you also:

Like basketball and hate golf as well as have an aversion to mayonnaise, you should seek help.

True story:

My son was in the Navy going through the mess line with some buddies as they looked for a place for four to sit at in the crowded mess, but only ones or twos were available. he then said, wait here, I'll get us a spot.

He grabbed a handful of mayonnaise packets then sat down at a table of all blacks. He set the packets in front of him and started to open them up:

"You ain't going to eat that shit are you?" said one guy.

He then took it and squirted it directly into his mouth.

The table emptied.

36 posted on 04/04/2012 5:07:21 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: stboz

Ditto that! I love fried chicken, dark meat preferably, and can’t stand watermelon. Where does that leave me?


37 posted on 04/04/2012 5:09:16 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Libloather

Then I guess the fact that I have, at least once, gone to a restaurant owned and operated by a black family and ordered fried chicken is a mark of racism rivaling that of the klan...


38 posted on 04/04/2012 5:09:18 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Rebelbase

That was funny.


39 posted on 04/04/2012 5:09:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Michael.SF.

You seriously had me LMAO.


40 posted on 04/04/2012 5:12:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ax

fourth of July picnic?


41 posted on 04/04/2012 5:14:02 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Rebelbase; Gator113
How could you not post the next video in the que?

Ribs Sleep-Aid

Mud butt.

42 posted on 04/04/2012 5:16:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Gator113
Of course there is nothing wrong with liking chicken or ribs and everyone likes watermelon, but Chicken and waffles?

PS: be sure to read the comments!

44 posted on 04/04/2012 5:19:35 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Libloather

To quote Michael Palin in “Holy Grail”, “I’m being oppressed!”. But wait, how much did Ms. Bilge, or is it Blige, “earn” from the oppressors for subjugating her race to the insensitivity of them enticing people of all races to consume their “tasty” morsels of deep fried reconstituted chicken parts? (And why isn’t she giving her fair share?)


45 posted on 04/04/2012 5:19:56 PM PDT by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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To: easternsky

That be double racist, gringo!


46 posted on 04/04/2012 5:22:06 PM PDT by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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To: Gator113

I’m just a white Southerner, but every food they say is black—except for chitlins—I like.

In fact, fried chicken, greens, peas, banana pudding with nilla wafers, watermelon, corn bread, bisquits with pot licker, chicken fried steak, sweet taters, pulled pork, ribs, grits, etc, etc are my very favorite foods and I am not going to give them up to the black race only!

We must share!


47 posted on 04/04/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Libloather

Racist?

I don’t get it.

Looks more like a bad SNL skit and won’t be surprised to see it on SNL.

Yawn.


48 posted on 04/04/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Libloather

Hmmm. I’ll give them a pass on this one but I draw the line if they wrap a watermelon.


49 posted on 04/04/2012 5:29:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: Rannug

Yeah, I didn’t understand that statement.


50 posted on 04/04/2012 5:31:19 PM PDT by rabidralph
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