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· ‘D*** that’s good’: Burger King commercial draws backlash
· Conservative ‘Moms’ urge Burger King to stop using the ‘d-word’
‘D*** that’s good’: Burger King commercial draws backlash
Ian Vickers, ClickOnDetroit
January 14, 2020
A conservative group called One Million Moms is not OK with Burger King’s use of the word “damn” in a commercial for the chain’s Impossible Whopper.
In the commercial, a man with a mouthful of BK’s Whopper says, “Damn, that’s good.”
The ad was actually shared on the fast-food chain’s social media back in August.
Flash forward to Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 when One Million Moms issued a press release condemning BK’s use of the “d-word” in the commercial.
“One Million Moms finds this highly inappropriate. When responding to the taste test, he didn’t have to curse. Or if, in fact, it was a real and unscripted interview in which the man was not an actor, then Burger King could have simply chosen to edit the profanity out of the commercial,” the statement reads.
“Burger King’s Impossible Whopper ad is irresponsible and tasteless. It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. We all know children repeat what they hear.”
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Conservative ‘Moms’ urge Burger King to stop using the ‘d-word’
By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch
Jan 13, 2020
That’s how one customer in a Burger King QSR, -0.25% commercial described the taste of the plant-based Impossible Whopper.
Here’s the ad ... [vid]
Harmless enough? Not according to “One Million Moms.” The conservative group, whose goal is to “stop the exploitation of our children,” was “disgusted” by the ad and accused the fast-food giant of “crossing the line” by using profanity.
“The language in the commercial is offensive, and it’s sad that this once family restaurant has made yet another deliberate decision to produce a controversial advertisement instead of a wholesome one,” the group wrote on its website, pointing the “highly inappropriate” mention of the “d-word.”
A petition launched on Friday by One Million Moms, which currently has about 100,000 likes on its Facebook...
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