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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
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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Somebody has WAY too much time on their hands.........
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.
How is this racist at all? I eat fried chicken....I’m white. Is fried chicken racist now? Explain this.
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.
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?
They be thinkin': "Mmmm! Good chicken!" Why do you think Burger King is running it?
It shows a black woman singing about chicken. Can't get any more racist than that.
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?
“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
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.
Of course you can, she could could have added:
"Try their tasty ribs too! say girl pass me dat watermelon"
I had a wisecrack I wanted to post here, but I decided it would be taken as racist.
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!!!!!
Can I vote “neither?” How about it’s just a boring ad?
Let them rave on that men shall know them mad....
That comment is racist.
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!!