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(Mediaite)   Introducing the Gay Pride Whopper, featuring a fabulous new multicolored rainbow wrapper and the same old monochromatic greasy taste   (mediaite.com ) divider line
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2014-07-02 03:13:24 PM  
I'm sure they meant "popper."
 
2014-07-02 03:26:24 PM  
angryjogger.com
The target market.
 
2014-07-02 03:31:43 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [angryjogger.com image 516x748]
The target market.


It's like Boy George, Mad Max, and Arnold's exploding head from Total Recall all had a baby.
 
2014-07-02 03:48:47 PM  

i253.photobucket.com


I dunno.  I don't get to use this often.
 
2014-07-02 03:51:16 PM  
You've always had the opportunity to put your hands around the King's whopper.
 
2014-07-02 03:52:22 PM  
I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.
 
2014-07-02 04:09:52 PM  

nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.


I'm honestly not sure why anyone care either way unless said stance has an impact on them directly. If my mechanic is homophobic, I might not care to invite him to dinner or a pride parade, but all I really care about is if he fixes my care competently.

And if he decides he can't be bothered with my business because he doesn't like my sexuality or skin color or politics or whatever, fark him. I'll go somewhere else.

As soon as I'm perfect in every way I can take on the job of managing everyone else's lives for them.
 
2014-07-02 04:22:52 PM  

nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.


Business sense doesn't always have to be short-term profits. When this issue is laid to rest, there will be a day when "Burger King" was "there from the beginning" and will be lauded as an early pioneer in gay rights activism.

As a fast food place, BK isn't going anywhere. Business sense in terms of franchises tends towards largely populated areas. BK doesn't lose much because they can't have a store out in the boonies where all the bigots live.
 
2014-07-02 04:29:56 PM  
static01.mediaite.com
Have It Your Way
Have It.  You're Gay.
 
2014-07-02 04:35:54 PM  

nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.


But if all you're alienating are bigoted assholes, maybe doing business with bigoted assholes isn't a high priority for them.

/BK is disgusting
//But good on them for this
 
2014-07-02 04:43:01 PM  

nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.


It's fantastic business sense.   Early adopters in gay cause marketing (and by early I meant advertisers that show up in Gay Pride sponsorships and in publications marketed towards gays like The Advocate and those Gay City Guides have been reaping huge amounts of profits on relatively small outlays.  Absolute Vodka, Calvin Klein, Subaru, and Bud Light are just a few brands that come to mind.

I find it more confounding that people aren't doing more of this targeted niche marketing.

Also conflating a San Francisco Burger King doing a Gay Pride Promotion DURING PRIDE WEEK which is one of the hugest tourism draws that San Francisco has with alienating a customer base shows a pretty willful ignorance of San Franciso's demographics.
 
2014-07-02 04:47:03 PM  

brap: nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.

It's fantastic business sense.   Early adopters in gay cause marketing (and by early I meant advertisers that show up in Gay Pride sponsorships and in publications marketed towards gays like The Advocate and those Gay City Guides have been reaping huge amounts of profits on relatively small outlays.  Absolute Vodka, Calvin Klein, Subaru, and Bud Light are just a few brands that come to mind.

I find it more confounding that people aren't doing more of this targeted niche marketing.

Also conflating a San Francisco Burger King doing a Gay Pride Promotion DURING PRIDE WEEK which is one of the hugest tourism draws that San Francisco has with alienating a customer base shows a pretty willful ignorance of San Franciso's demographics.


Gay Days here in Orlando is a huge money maker for alot of businesses and the town itself.  As far as I can tell no one's even protesting it anymore.  They either got bored or love money.
 
2014-07-02 04:51:28 PM  
What a corporation pandering to a narrow population group on their special holiday might look like:

d1mxyp5ceukbya.cloudfront.net
 
2014-07-02 05:37:36 PM  

nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.


Then it's best to take a position that'll appeal to a large portion of the populous.  In terms of support for gay pride, I think it's appropriate to take a wide stance.
 
2014-07-02 05:48:24 PM  
If I must go to BK, I get the veggie burger. Is that too gay?
 
2014-07-02 06:47:10 PM  

Diogenes: Because People in power are Stupid: [angryjogger.com image 516x748]
The target market.

It's like Boy George, Mad Max, and Arnold's exploding head from Total Recall all had a baby.


Wow that description is spot on.
 
2014-07-02 06:48:31 PM  
I thoguht this was a Onion article.  Can I order a White Power burger?  Or are these only for popular causes?
 
2014-07-02 06:49:20 PM  
I like the Whopper, fark the Big Mac.
 
2014-07-02 06:49:32 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [angryjogger.com image 516x748]
The target market.


Two weeks!
 
2014-07-02 06:53:02 PM  

Diogenes: brap: nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.

It's fantastic business sense.   Early adopters in gay cause marketing (and by early I meant advertisers that show up in Gay Pride sponsorships and in publications marketed towards gays like The Advocate and those Gay City Guides have been reaping huge amounts of profits on relatively small outlays.  Absolute Vodka, Calvin Klein, Subaru, and Bud Light are just a few brands that come to mind.

I find it more confounding that people aren't doing more of this targeted niche marketing.

Also conflating a San Francisco Burger King doing a Gay Pride Promotion DURING PRIDE WEEK which is one of the hugest tourism draws that San Francisco has with alienating a customer base shows a pretty willful ignorance of San Franciso's demographics.

Gay Days here in Orlando is a huge money maker for alot of businesses and the town itself.  As far as I can tell no one's even protesting it anymore.  They either got bored or love money.


After Pat Robertson claimed "Orlando will perish in a violent storm for flying rainbow flags"....even the folks who opposed gay rights knew that Robertson jumped the shark...a gay shark

After that, the anti gay forces in Orlando disappeared
 
2014-07-02 06:53:28 PM  
This is so gay.
 
2014-07-02 06:55:02 PM  
What segment of the gay community is represented by the mustard yellow in the rainbow? Because I love my Whataburger!
 
2014-07-02 06:55:51 PM  

tricycleracer: I like the Whopper, fark the Big Mac.


And now I have Rob Base stuck in my head, and the only thing that's going to get it out is a bullet.

So, thanks for that...
 
2014-07-02 06:56:12 PM  

Old Man Winter: Can I order a White Power burger?


Yes. You won't get it because it doesn't exist, but you can order whatever you want.

Old Man Winter: Or are these only for popular causes?


Yes. Bummer for you, I guess.
 
2014-07-02 06:59:57 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: What segment of the gay community is represented by the mustard yellow in the rainbow? Because I love my Whataburger!


Well, back in the VERY early days when the rainbow flag had eight (count 'em!) colors, each color had a meaning:

hot pink for sex
red for life
orange for healing
yellow for sun
green for serenity with nature
turquoise for art
indigo for harmony
violet for spirit

So, yeah.  You're the sun, I guess.
 
2014-07-02 07:02:23 PM  

vernonFL: If I must go to BK, I get the veggie burger. Is that too gay?


No, of course not. Not if you're a chick. But you have to be hot. Because an unattractive hippie chick is just too much to put up with.
 
2014-07-02 07:02:57 PM  
Look, I just want them to make a good sandwich. I don't need to know or care to know their politics. I had enough of that when they decided "The Whaler" wasn't politically correct.
 
2014-07-02 07:03:39 PM  

jaylectricity: Business sense doesn't always have to be short-term profits. When this issue is laid to rest, there will be a day when "Burger King" was "there from the beginning" and will be lauded as an early pioneer in gay rights activism.


Yes.  Decades from now we'll all remember how a a few locations of a crappy fast food place had some colorful wrappers this one week.
 
2014-07-02 07:03:56 PM  

Diogenes: Gay Days here in Orlando is a huge money maker for alot of businesses and the town itself.  As far as I can tell no one's even protesting it anymore.  They either got bored or love money.


Is that this weekend?  If so, I'll have to refrain from wearing any red.
 
2014-07-02 07:05:01 PM  

brap: nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.

It's fantastic business sense.   Early adopters in gay cause marketing (and by early I meant advertisers that show up in Gay Pride sponsorships and in publications marketed towards gays like The Advocate and those Gay City Guides have been reaping huge amounts of profits on relatively small outlays.  Absolute Vodka, Calvin Klein, Subaru, and Bud Light are just a few brands that come to mind.

I find it more confounding that people aren't doing more of this targeted niche marketing.

Also conflating a San Francisco Burger King doing a Gay Pride Promotion DURING PRIDE WEEK which is one of the hugest tourism draws that San Francisco has with alienating a customer base shows a pretty willful ignorance of San Franciso's demographics.


How did it work out for this brewery?

http://m.liveleak.com/view?i=5dd_1347 107772
 
2014-07-02 07:09:34 PM  

Diogenes: I'm sure they meant "popper."


Do they serve it out the rear hatch?
 
2014-07-02 07:10:01 PM  
They needed an introduction to eating flappy meat and buns. Hot dogs have always been kosher:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-02 07:12:35 PM  

Old Man Winter: I thoguht this was a Onion article.  Can I order a White Power burger?  Or are these only for popular causes?


That's a fried chicken patty with mayo and a pickle slice, right?
 
2014-07-02 07:13:38 PM  

Old Man Winter: I thoguht this was a Onion article.  Can I order a White Power burger?  Or are these only for popular causes?


The fact that you equate the two movements kinda says something.
 
2014-07-02 07:16:38 PM  
Have it your way at Bugger King!
 
2014-07-02 07:17:50 PM  
Yay exploitation for profit! MURICA!
 
2014-07-02 07:17:58 PM  

Old Man Winter: I thoguht this was a Onion article.


The only satirical aspect I can find here is that gay people don't usually eat low-grade fast food, particularly in the Foodie capital of the West Coast.

What did you have in mind?
 
2014-07-02 07:18:18 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Old Man Winter: I thoguht this was a Onion article.  Can I order a White Power burger?  Or are these only for popular causes?

The fact that you equate the two movements kinda says something.


That using fast food to cater to political movements is ridiculous?
 
2014-07-02 07:19:08 PM  
Does this Whopper come with the special sauce?
 
2014-07-02 07:19:47 PM  

scottydoesntknow: nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.

But if all you're alienating are bigoted assholes, maybe doing business with bigoted assholes isn't a high priority for them.

/BK is disgusting
//But good on them for this


Yes, but if you get anything but it, you're considered a bigot too.
 
2014-07-02 07:25:35 PM  
On second thought, hold the mayo, please.
 
2014-07-02 07:30:05 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: They needed an introduction to eating flappy meat and buns. Hot dogs have always been kosher:
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x594]


You're bad and you should feel bad for that pic... and I'll be in my bunk...
 
2014-07-02 07:35:28 PM  
Eh, Chicago has that one topped (as Chicago always does in everything):

www.menuism.com

Now I wanna see Chic-Filet top either of the two, just for sheer and fabulous (!) irony.

www.sickandwrongpodcast.com
 
2014-07-02 07:35:42 PM  
Well, I always did say "I'd suck a dick for a Whopper"...
 
2014-07-02 07:35:46 PM  
It warms my heart to have another whiny, allegedly oppressed minority get farmed like a corn back forty by corporate America.  You buy those Whoppers, gurrrrrrl.  Oh yeah!
 
2014-07-02 07:41:35 PM  
I went to a Burger King here in Japan a while back.  It was my first time going to a Burger King since I was a little kid.  What I noticed eating a burger was that it actually tasted like beef, unlike McDonalds, which tastes like a salty sponge.
 
2014-07-02 07:45:37 PM  

tricycleracer: I like the Whopper, fark the Big Mac.


But with the Big Mac, you get the special sauce.

shiatty food is shiatty food and doesn't improve because it appeals to a political agenda.
 
2014-07-02 07:45:46 PM  

nekom: I'm still not sure that I'd want to take a stance on that issue publicly if I were running a company.  I think you alienate more customers than you gain customers who support the cause.  And that's having a stance either way, be it pro or against.  I'm just not sure it's good business sense.


It's just in San Fran, where homosexuality is pretty much a given. Now if they took it nationwide, there'd be backlash, no doubt. I doubt some hee haw down in rural Alabama would be thrilled getting a Gay Pride Burger on his way to the local cross burning, for example, or the anally clenched Westboro Baptist preacher over in rural Kansas. But, it'd make for a lot of frat boy jokes like "dude, you like soooooo bought a Gay Burger! You're like gay and stuff".

Burger King: fighting for your rights since sometime or other.
 
2014-07-02 07:47:14 PM  
I'd like to see them appeal to feminism with a wrapper saying, "Fat chicks need hot sweaty love, too."
 
2014-07-02 07:47:17 PM  
around town it's known as the motherf*ckin' meat bomb with special sauce.  Super juicy meat king express.  Open wide, baby, here it comes.
 
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