c.b.b. wrote: »
It wasn't as bad as people made it out to be.
She wasn't cooning about "Fried Chicken" per se. It was a commercial about a chicken wrap with lettuce and tomato from Burger king.
Yamoley wrote: »
Damn, first this bitch was singing about love, then crack, and now a BK chicken wrap? Yeah, Mary's career is teetering over a ledge
Thulsa Doom wrote: »
Burger King apologizes to Blige over ad
Associated PressAssociated Press – 11 hrs ago
A criticized Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled, but the fast-food chain is blaming licensing issues for the decision. In it, Blige sings passionately about the ingredients in the chicken snack wraps. But as the video went viral, some in the black community criticized the ad as stereotypical. The black women-oriented website Madame Noire likened it to “buffoonery.” Burger King said Tuesday the commercial was pulled because of a music licensing concern and that they hope to have the Blige “ads back on the air soon.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is apologizing to Mary J. Blige and her fans for releasing an ad that garnered the singer serious fan backlash.
The clip featured Blige soulfully singing about the fast-food chain's new chicken snack wraps. It immediately went viral when it was released Monday, and some in the black community said it was stereotypical. Burger King pulled the ad Tuesday over what the company said was a music licensing issue. The company explained Wednesday the spot was unfinished.
In a statement, Blige said she understood why fans were upset. She said the ad didn't come across the way it was planned and she would never put out an unfinished spot.
Burger King said it was released prematurely and they hope to have the final ad on the air soon.
CirocObama wrote: »
Y'all niggas do know that even though they pulled it back their recieving even more publicity now because of this right? You don't think they knew it would stirr some shit up?
LOL @ how fast they "pulled it" too. Welcome to the business. More people will watch this commercial now then before. We live in a crazy weird ass "do-anything-for-attention" ass era.
rage wrote: »
Da fuck anybody look like turning down $2 Million dollars to sing about a fucking chicken wrap?? Blige is not big enough to turn that down.
soul rattler wrote: »