Mary J. Apologizes For Burger King Ad

Speaking to Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, Mary J. Blige admitted that working with Burger King on an advertisement for fried chicken was a mistake. “I wanted to crawl under the bed,” Blige said. “It was a mistake, but I did it because I thought it was something that wouldn’t come out like that. It was sold to us that I would be shot in an iconic way … It hurt my feelings. It crushed me for like two days.” After the ad debuted on TV, some called the spot, which features Blige crooning about chicken snack wraps, “buffoonery” and racist. The fast food giant then pulled the ad but said it was not doing so in response to criticism. Eventually, Burger King publicly apologized to Blige. Apparently, we are still so politically sensitive that black people cannot say they like chicken, and gay people cannot say they like Lady Gaga, and Cubans cannot say they like salsa. Sheesh.

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