Kerfuffle at the King!
Be wary of the day some people don’t have something to bitch about!
Conservative advocacy group One Million Moms has condemned Burger King for its use of “profanity” in a commercial from August.
The ad campaign, first aired in August, finds customers waiting in line for a fake “Impossible Restaurant,” which ends up being a Burger King storefront for the company’s plant-based Impossible Whopper. At the 45 second mark, one customer, after sampling the burger, says: “Damn, that’s good.”
In a statement published Friday, One Million Moms decried the use of “the d-word” in the ad campaign, calling the campaign “offensive” and “controversial.”
“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.”One Million Moms
A petition started by the group to protest Burger King until it removes the profanity from its advertising has just over 9,000 signatories. One Million Moms itself had about 100,000 likes on Facebook as of early Monday morning.
One Million Moms’ parent company, the American Family Association, has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.