Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Burger King, What's Wrong With You?

Burger King, what's wrong with you?

Burger King has set off an international incident, not once but twice. In Spain, it's over their Texican Whopper commercials (WATCH) with a small crime fighting luchador wearing a Mexican flag. And if that wasn't enough, there were some Burger Kings in Iberia that were displaying posters that show the Hindu goddess Lakshmi sitting smack-tab on top of a meat sandwich with the tag "La marienda es sagrada" which means something like, "A snack that's sacred."

Maybe Burger King forgot Hindus forbids the eating of beef of any kind.
The Hindu American Foundation has demanded Burger King to pull the ads and asked for an apology.
So Burger King issued the exact same apology twice, (the Mexican ad and this one) it goes like this: "Burger King Corp. values and respects all of its guests as well as the communities we serve. This in-store advertisement was running to support a limited-time only local promotion for three restaurants in Spain and was not intended to offend anyone. Out of respect for the Hindu community, the in-store advertisement has been removed from the restaurants."
Here's the Mexican ad apology: "Burger King Corp. values and respects all of its guests as well as the countries and communities we serve..." Blah, blah, blah,

And here's some copy from the 7 inch sandwich disaster, "Fill your desire for something long, juicy and flame-grilled with the NEW BK SUPER SEVEN INCHER." Yikes!

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