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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Burger King

Dear Burger King,

In reference to your new "Manthem" commercial...Go fuck yourself.

I will not be eating your burgers.

Why not take a song like "We Shall Overcome" and change it to "We Shall Over Indulge" and instead of marching to DC to make a stand for Civil about you are all marching to Burger King to get a burger?

No? But mocking the women's movement is fine? TReating it as if it was a joke is cool?

Good for you Burger King.

Go fuck yourselves.

xoxo, Biz


At 8:51 PM, Blogger Dorid Lovely said...

THANK YOU. My family is also boycotting Burger King for this. I've blogged about it on yahoo!360 because it ticks me off SOOO MUCH.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Biz and/or Jordi said...

It is incredible that this seems perfectly acceptable isn't it?

Good for you and your family.

Why is is that when you want o sell something specifically towards men, it winds up being at the expense of women?


At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

But the Whopper is sooooo good. Can I still buy them if I tell the checker to fuck off?

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Biz and/or Jordi said...

Try to be strong Ted. It is sad. I love the whopper too. WHY BURGER KING WHY?

But what about Wendy's...they haven't shown their evil side yet. They have square burgers! Brilliant! And the topping actually are fresh.


At 4:59 PM, Anonymous David Ray said...

I'd like to point out that Helen Reddy, a noted feminist 70s singer/songwriter, wrote the song "I Am Woman". In order for BK to rewrite the song to include the line "I need something other than chick food", Helen would have to approve. Who you should be angry at is Ms. Reddy who sold-out her own beliefs so she could get her GF that new Range Rover.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Biz and/or Jordi said...

Actually, Helen Reddy did NOT sell teh rights to her song. The creators of this add changed the moldy ever so slightly so that they did not have to buy the rights to the song.


At 12:19 PM, Blogger Biz and/or Jordi said...

Wait...i did A little research..Helen Reddy apparently approved the parody (if its a parody, you don't actually have to get permission), though she didn't actually hear it, she was just told about it and she said it sounded funny.


But to be clear, I am mad at Burger King, I am mad at the ad agency who created this, and I am mad the Helen Reddy would approve this. I am mad that this sort of subtle hate is acceptable and that in an obesity crisis...hey guess who is the fattest in America, men, this type of add would be created. EAT MORE! BUY MORE! BE A MAN AND CRAM IT IN YOUR MOUTH!

If I was a guy, I would be pissed too, at the fact that it is my own gender questioning my "manhood", suggesting that if I ate more and lifted heavy things and smashed stuff, I would be more of a man. That ad is basically telling you that you should embrace being stupid.

Not even Spike TV does that. Spike at least encourages you that being a man includes going to the doctor regularly.

xoxo, Biz

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Biz' West Coast Wife, Jordi said...

Go Biz!

PS - I get Helen Reddy and Anne Murray mixed up. I also do that with Gene Hackman and Robert Loggia...and me and KATE MOSS - HAHAHAHAHAAAA!

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