Becuz’ we sho’ do likes some chickun, yes suh we sho’s dew!
It looks like Burger King and the powers that be didn’t pull Mary J. Blige’s now infamous chicken wrap commercial because of all the complaints and expressions of oppression from the black community. They pulled it because of music licensing:
The unconventional advertisement in which she is featured, belting out her great affection for Burger King’s poultry and all its toppings, has been pulled, the Associated Press reports. The issue, the chain told the AP, is that the spot used music for which they may not have properly obtained the rights. A spokesperson for the company said that they hoped to re-launch the ad soon.
Many have decried the advertisement, however, not for its potentially illegal music choices but for its entire premise. Having a prominent black woman singing in an ad for fast food fried chicken, critics say, is inappropriate and insulting.
Music licensing? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. We are having a hard time believe that a huge corporation such as Burger King wouldn’t have its licensing and music rights in order.
How about Burger King hires Lady Gaga to throw on that meat dress again and sing about Whoppers? Fair?