Social media lit up like a firecracker and not in a good way after a new Burger King commercial came out.
The ad was a promotion for their new “Vietnamese” burger, so it jokingly showed clips of Burger King customers trying to eat the burger with chopsticks. The perpetually offended wasted no time going after the fast-food chain :
Tech Crunch’s Asia reporter Catherine Shu tweeted:
“LOL chopsticks amirite?????? Who the hell came up with this? There are a lot of Asian people in NZ, though they probably aren’t getting their Vietnamese food from Burger King.”
Another social media user was also offended at the obvious effort by Burger King to make a joke about their new “Vietnamese” burger:
“So this is the new Burger King ad for a “Vietnamese” burger ok coolcoolcoolcoolcool CHOPSTICKS R HILARIOUS right omg etc.”
So this is the new Burger King ad for a “Vietnamese” burger ok coolcoolcoolcoolcool CHOPSTICKS R HILARIOUS right omg etc 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 pic.twitter.com/zVD8CN04Wc
— a little mo (@moxieandtv) April 4, 2019
“Take your taste buds all the way to Ho Chi Minh City.”
Burger King reacted to the criticism by apologizing and removing the ad but should they cave to every social media rant by offended people?
The burger chain was accused of racism and cultural insensitivity to Asians but is this really something so outrageous that it’s racist? If everything is racist then nothing is racist.
Politically correct life leaves us with the inability to make light of just about anything. Comedy dies when everyone is offended about everything.