Mary J. Blige Didn’t Agree With Burger King Ad
According to TMZ, Mary J. Blige did not agree with Burger King Ad that has caused protest. Mary J. Blige and Burger King came together to push the new crispy chicken wrap but things didn’t end well. A lot of Mary J. Blige fans and Burger King customers were upset about the commercial portraying the stereotype of black people and chicken.
Due to the uproar from fans and customers, Burger King has since remove the ad. Burger King has released a official statement apologizing to Mary J. Blige, her fans, and customers for the poor judgement in the commercial’s content. TMZ has reached Mary J. Blige for her side of the story and she express her displeasure for the commercial and Burger Kings lack of communication in not seeking approval.
I think the commercial is terrible and should have never been released. I think Mary J. Blige is extremely embarassed by this situation and she should be. I hold Burger King at fault for this one but I am pleased to see them quickly coming out and correcting the issue with the correct apology.
I can’t lie though, the ad made me want some chicken and I don’t even eat meat. Ha! Do you think the commercial was insensitive or are you cool with the commercial?
Mary J. tells TMZ, “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip.”
Mary also says, “I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you’re a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw go out.”
The spot — which Burger King has since yanked from its YouTube site — features Mary singing about a new crispy chicken wrap. The ad drew tons of criticism on Twitter for playing off a stereotype about African-Americans and chicken.