In what must be a new land-speed record, Burger King has pulled their new spot with Mary J. Blige from the internet and television, after endless complaints hit the media and the internet, calling it everything from “cooning,” to something “that has taken black people back 60 years.”
In the commercial for BK’s chicken wraps, Blige, who was paid a reported $2 million to do the ad, sings about cripsy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla in a Burger King restaurant. Though some don’t see the ad as troubling as well as the fact that Blige has, in the past, made commericals for other products, many people felt that it was degrading for Blige to be singing about fried chicken calling her a “sellout” and, according to one comment, that she was singing “like an old slave.”
Burger King however has publicly stated that it pulled the ad saying that “the Mary J. Blige advertisement has been pulled due to a licensing issue and excepts to have the Blige ads back on the air soon.”
I wouldn’t bet on it. But if anyone has seen this commerical or knows where we could find it, could you be kind enough tell us? We would sure like to see for ourselves.