By Jueseppi B.
Black folk need to go sit the fuck down, and shut the fuck up. Especially this “Black” folk in particular:
One, Madame Noire, also hit out at Blige for doing the ad:
“You know what desperate execs do when they need to make money? They hurriedly throw together clichéd, often stereotypical, advertising campaigns. And that’s where you came in, Mary. Having a black woman sing about chicken was no mistake. They’re trying to reach the ‘urban’ (aka black) demographic. And God knows black folk, won’t buy anything unless there’s a song, and preferably a dance, attached to it.
“You are the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, not a court jester for the so-called King of Burgers.”
This “Madame Noire” don’t speak for me, or Black America. Does it make a difference to “Madame Noire”, when Nike uses LeBron dunking a basketball? Is “Madame Noire” insulted when that fat Black woman is acting like Aunt Jemima is selling Popeye’s Fried Chicken?
More about this fake manufactured fiasco of an issue……
(CBS/AP) Mary J. Blige’s Burger King commercial, which featured the Grammy-winning R&B star singing about chicken, has been pulled off the air.
The fast-food chain is blaming music licensing issues, not criticism of the ad, for the decision to pull it.
he ad, which features Blige singing soulfully about chicken wraps, premiered this week.
But as the video went viral, some in the black community criticized the ad as stereotypical. The black women-oriented website Madame Noire likened it to “buffoonery.”
Burger King said Tuesday the commercial was pulled because of a licensing concern. The company said it hopes to have the Blige “ads back on the air soon,” though a spokeswoman would not comment on whether they ads would be the same.
The spokeswoman also noted that other celebrities, including Salma Hayek and Jay Leno, also are advertising the snack wraps.
A rep for Blige did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
More from a web site called “Straight From The “A”….
Superstar diva Mary J. Blige has always kept it real for her fans. From singing about heartbreak to “No Mo Drama,” the queen of hip-hop soul has always remained constant but her recent decision to do a controversial Burger King “Crispy Chicken Wrap” commercial has got everyone giving her the side-eye!
Blige participated in Burger King’s celebrity campaign and her ad spot appeared online alongside David Beckham, Selma Hayek and Jay Leno. MJB’s video suddenly disappeared from the net after it received a ton of backlash, yet Beckham, Leno and Hayek’s commercials all still remain online.
I’ve posted the video below for those of you who can’t figure out what all the controversy is about. It’s just chicken… right?
Mary J. poppin up on that table after those Caucasian men asked “What’s in the Chicken Wrap?” was a classic moment that will forever go down in history.
I could NOT STOP LAUGHING when I first saw the commercial and I swear I thought it was spoof… a Saturday Night Live skit… a prank… ANYTHING but “real life!”
Clearly the joke was on us… and Mary…. *sigh*
Mary J. Blige is an musical icon and I don’t know WHO authorized this buffoonery but clearly someone in her camp needs to get the boot! You cannot lead me to believe that Mary thought that commercial was a good idea.
Did anyone even preview that commercial before it was hilariously released to the masses??
After Mary’s commercial mysteriously disappeared from just about everywhere online, GAWKER contacted Burger King to find out why it was pulled and they responded with the following:
The Mary J. Blige advertisement has been pulled due to a licensing issue. BURGER KING® expects to have the Blige ads back on air soon.
I honestly don’t think the video will ever be played in the mainstream, but it did garner BK quite a bit of press. Maybe their next press release will say simply “April Fools!”
The only fools here are the fools who think they decide what is offensive to Black folks. I am Black, and Mary J’s commercial for Burger King was NOT offensive to me. If some Black woman pretending to my my “mammy” talking in an exaggerated southern dialect while attempting to sell me biscuits and fried chicken for Popeye’s is not offensive, how in the fuck is Mary J Blige singing on top of a table in a Burger King offensive to me?
Get real “Black” folk….there are many more offensive things going on in our community to be upset over. Like the senseless slaughter of Trayvon Martin.
- Mary J Blige Burger King Fried Chicken Wrap Commercial Controversial Pulled From Television & Youtube (binsidetv.net)
- Burger King Pulls Mary J. Blige Ad [Video] (inquisitr.com)
- Mary J. Blige’s Chicken Wrap Commercial Not Pulled Because Of Criticism (hellobeautiful.com)
- Burger King ad with Blige stirs criticism (pbpulse.com)