Well, well well. It looks like Burger King and the powers that be didn’t pull Mary J. Blige’s chicken coon commercial because of all the complaints and expressions of oppression from the black community. They pulled it because of music licensing. I don’t know how commercials are usually handled, but I’m pretty sure you have to get music licenses before you shoot, edit and premiere.
Burger King hopes to have their ad back up soon, but did not comment on whether the ad would still feature Mary’s soulful croon about crispy chicken. Convenient.
The folks over at Burger King also claim that the campaign also features Selma Hayek, David Beckham, Jay Leno are all slated to promote the chicken wrap as well. Wasn’t it just yesterday that they were all promoting other items from the menu?
Burger King’s backpedaling. What do you think about this chicken coon commercial controversy? I’d love to discuss on Twitter @Rhapsodani.