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(Reuters)   Burger King reinforces the view that the bottom line trumps everything, offering to pull offensive ad "as soon as commercially possible"   (uk.reuters.com) divider line 38
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2009-04-15 02:08:00 PM  
Fark you, submittard, why do you hate capitalism?
 
2009-04-15 02:13:32 PM  
Yes because Mexican Midget Wrestlers offend me.
 
2009-04-15 02:27:16 PM  
"I'm just trying to Padma bottom line!"
 
2009-04-15 02:31:01 PM  
What's the problem ... the burger is "a little Mexican" so there's a little Mexican in the commercial. They need to lighten up.
 
2009-04-15 03:58:42 PM  
img142.imageshack.us

The veedio: Texican Whopper ^
 
2009-04-15 04:51:36 PM  
i253.photobucket.com

Wow, and I thought I'd only get to make this and use it once in the Tea Baggers are corporate shills thread. We live in a wonderful age.
 
2009-04-15 05:02:48 PM  
I love it when people get riled up and offended over something that really isn't hurting anyone or anything. If you're going to let a Burger King ad ruin your national pride.... you really need to untwisto your los panteritos del nationale prido.
 
2009-04-15 05:13:21 PM  
This is a really stupid reason to remove the commercial.

Also, hi Di.
 
2009-04-15 05:15:05 PM  
Lighten up, Francisco.
 
2009-04-15 05:17:49 PM  
People with square butts are still being offended on a daily basis though
 
2009-04-15 05:21:16 PM  
Treygreen13: This is a really stupid reason to remove the commercial.

Also, hi Di.


Hola, Trey. I miss you over in YOU KNOW WHERE

/motions left
//motions orange
 
2009-04-15 05:24:58 PM  
Is that a chicken pattiy and a beef patty
 
2009-04-15 05:25:03 PM  
A TV version of the ad shows the strapping cowboy and the pint-sized Mexican wrestler -- nicknamed "Just a Little Bit" -- living together as roommates.

I wonder if he knows the pron star Lil' Bit More
www.iafd.com
 
2009-04-15 05:33:21 PM  
Genius marketing, I had never heard of this burger.

Krispy Kreme should launch one with a Somali pirate showing off their chocolate old-fashioned donut.

"Chocolately goodness with a little hole in the middle."
 
2009-04-15 05:45:17 PM  
Wait, this isn't about the "I like square butts" ad? Color me surprised.
 
2009-04-15 05:47:45 PM  
am i the only one who thinks the square butt ads, while funny, are inappropriate to shill happy meals with?
 
2009-04-15 06:44:37 PM  
For a country renowned worldwide for allowing women having sex with donkeys, they're pretty anal about midgets.
 
2009-04-15 06:49:36 PM  
Subby: Burger King reinforces the view that the bottom line trumps everything, offering to pull offensive ad "as soon as commercially possible"


GOOD. I'm just fine with companies starting to refuse to buckle under to every hypersensitive farktard who opens their useless farking mouths. Maybe the ambassador should be more concerned about the crippling poverty and corruption in his country that is making his people want to flee for greener pastures and less concerned about some stupid, harmless advertisement. But I know which one is easier...
 
2009-04-15 07:00:05 PM  
CarnySaur: Wait, this isn't about the "I like square butts" ad? Color me surprised.

Me too. I was halfway through the thread before I realized it ISNT the square butts ad. I actually said "Did they REALLY just use "I like big butts" to sell kids meals? REALLY?"

tbn0.google.com

/hot
 
2009-04-15 07:27:26 PM  
dadio86: am i the only one who thinks the square butt ads, while funny, are inappropriate to shill happy meals with?

I would agree, IF they were showing the commercials during any kids shows. They are not. They only show the commercials at night, and on adult oriented shows. If your 6 year old is watching the Ultimate Fighter, you have bigger concerns than a Burger King commercial.
 
2009-04-15 07:38:21 PM  
Actually, the Texican whopper sounds delicious. They ought to launch that nationwide.
 
2009-04-15 07:46:26 PM  
i cant tell you i did in mexico but i can tell you that in cancun there is a massive mexican flag probably as big as 2 football fields. at one point in my journey through cancun, we were so farked up we contemplated trying to steal it or cut it loose. when we got to the pole it was on we noticed the rope it was on was actually a metal cable as thick is my arm. dare someone to cut it loose!
 
2009-04-15 07:47:29 PM  
Mezzicans have culture? are you sure it's not the nasty aftertaste of conquest by the lazy Spanish mixed with the acrid scent of having half your country stolen by the 'Muricans.
 
2009-04-15 08:38:44 PM  
Could you imagine being the REAL Burger King. I would imagine the bennies would be lame, like first rights to OCTOMOM!

- BOOOYAH! (crickets)
 
2009-04-15 08:47:21 PM  
Great. Just great.

You can expect a wave of unemployed Mexican Midgets* in about three weeks, after the last Booger Keen check runs out.

*Preferimos que nos llama "gente leetoe"

i80.photobucket.com

Whatwaves of unemployed Mexican Midgets may look like.

www.joe-ks.com

Me and my leetoe freeend, hoping jure ceiling cat will come out to watch us. We like eet when he whach us.
 
2009-04-15 08:55:55 PM  
what is that beige thing on top of the burger patties?
 
EJ
2009-04-15 09:22:05 PM  
Eh, nothing more than Europeans doing what they've always done.
 
2009-04-15 10:14:57 PM  
Heh, you know what actually kinda offends me? The "have it your way" slogan. Not the slogan itself. Or the idea behind it. Actually just one things pisses me off a little. When I go to toss my food and I see the garbage can with big lettering that says, "Slide it in. Drop it in. Toss it in. Do it your way."

I mean, give me a farking break. I'm not a retarded ten-year old. I don't need a farking creative way to get my trash in the can.
 
2009-04-15 10:41:30 PM  
at least the mexican wasn't portrayed
as a donkey-fuhking, throat-slitting coward



am i right?
 
2009-04-15 11:15:09 PM  
DRTFA, thought it was gonna be about how I like square butts and I can not lie - still:

What's Spanish for 'lighten up, amigo'?
 
2009-04-15 11:16:56 PM  
Joey JoJo Junior Shabadoo: I mean, give me a farking break. I'm not a retarded ten-year old. I don't need a farking creative way to get my trash in the can.

If it lightens your burden at all, take solace in how I throw out the trash "in my way." I do a little interpretive dance, announcing my intentions to the restaurant, then ceremonially brush fries off my tray and do a little 'ta-da' motion when the receptacle-deployment is successful.

/takes perverse fun in taking marketing campaigns literally
 
2009-04-15 11:18:46 PM  
Hardly surprising. Dudes need to learn to chill out. Between this and they hubub around "Yo quiero taco bell"...

I'm pretty freakin PC but... come the fark on.
 
2009-04-15 11:27:28 PM  
Thank God it's not the "square butts" ad. That thing's freaking hilarious.
 
2009-04-15 11:45:28 PM  
mfaby: DRTFA, thought it was gonna be about how I like square butts and I can not lie - still:

What's Spanish for 'lighten up, amigo'?


Different countries may use different phrases, but here in DR we use "Cojelo suave, viejo"
 
2009-04-16 01:20:09 AM  
My Third Testicle: what is that beige thing on top of the burger patties?


"taco-coated chilli con carne"

Whatever that is.
 
2009-04-16 02:33:26 AM  
I csn imagine some farkers who'd get upset if the cowboy was wearing an American flag, so this seems fair to me.
 
2009-04-16 08:49:15 AM  
CarnySaur: Wait, this isn't about the "I like square butts" ad? Color me surprised.

This. Clicked expecting it.

/had a discussion last night that BK prolly loves being the #2 Fast Food in the nation
//#1 gets all the flack, so #2 can target urban demos safely
///i'm an ad guy, so i'm getting a kick
 
2009-04-16 09:25:41 AM  
Joey JoJo Junior Shabadoo: I'm not a retarded ten-year old.

Then you aren't their core market.

/I hate plastic kings and I cannot lie...
 
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