Burger King Ad Under Fire for ‘Cultural Insensitivity’

April 9, 2019 in News by Slad

 

Don’t believe for a moment that anyone Asian was offended by this goofy video of eating a hamburger with chopsticks.  Just another attempt to Expose/Label, “White Privilege”.  NONSENSE.  The Snowflake behind this BIG “NOTHING BURGER” forgot to take his/her medication again.  Delusional/irrational thinking. It’s now a crime to laugh, and have fun.
– Steve Elkins

Source: Western Journal | By Mary Margaret Olohan

 

Burger King has deleted a video depicting two diners trying to eat a Vietnamese-inspired sandwich with chopsticks after it drew fire from critics who said the ad displayed cultural insensitivity.

The video clip was posted on the New Zealand Burger King account and showed two Caucasian diners awkwardly trying to eat the new Vietnamese Sweet Chilli Tendercrisp burger with gigantic red chopsticks, according to The Washington Post.

The clip was captioned, “Take your taste buds all the way to Ho Chi Minh City.”

Burger King has apologized for the clip and removed it, according to The Washington Post. However, social media users have criticized the video for cultural insensitivity.

“We are truly sorry that the ad has appeared insensitive to our community,” said James Woodbridge, Burger King’s general manager for marketing, according to Stuff.com.

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“We have removed and it certainly does not reflect our brand values around diversity and inclusion.”

One user, New Zealander Maria Mo, said in a now-viral tweet, “So this is the new Burger King ad for a “Vietnamese” burger ok coolcoolcoolcoolcool CHOPSTICKS R HILARIOUS right omg etc,” following up with the tweets, “This is how Asians eeeeeeeat” and “Orientalism is harmless funnnn”

 

But not everyone agreed.

Andrew Ta@AndrewTa86

Im vietnamese and im not offended. I thought it was pretty funny. Your generation needs to grow thicker skin and stop with this fake manufactured outrage.

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Leon Scott Kennedy@boricua434

Exactly couldn’t had said it better.

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Damien For President@dpforeveryone

And I’m so sick of ultra-sensitive, whiny people who look to be offended by EVERYTHING. Why can’t we instead find humor in things as a means to bridge gaps in understanding? Comedians have been doing it for years, GET OVER IT.

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She also added tweets detailing how she thought Burger King‘s ad displayed not only cultural insensitivity but also racism.

She tried to draw a connection between Burger King‘s ad and the March 15 New Zealand mosque shootings.

“I’m so sick of racism. Of any kind,” she wrote.

“Of the kind that makes fun of different cultures, to the kind that shoots and murders those peacefully praying in their place of worship. Say no to every single manifestation of it. .”

마리아. Maria.@mariahmocarey

Thank you @carlalove for this well-balanced and accurate articlehttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/burger-king-offensive-vietnamese-chopstick-ad_n_5ca7f2f4e4b047edf95a77b7 

Burger King Gets Grilled For Offensive ‘Vietnamese’ Chopstick Ad

Asian people are not amused by an ad featuring burgers and chopsticks from the Burger King chain in New Zealand.

huffpost.com

마리아. Maria.@mariahmocarey

I’m so sick of racism. Of any kind. Of the kind that makes fun of different cultures, to the kind that shoots and murders those peacefully praying in their place of worship. Say no to every single manifestation of it. .

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Tech Crunch’s Asia reporter Catherine Shu also tweeted, “LOL chopsticks amirite?????? Who the hell came up with this? There are a lot of Asian people in NZ, though they probably aren’t getting their Vietnamese food from Burger King.”

 

 

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