Earlier this week Burger King released a commercial on YouTube featuring Mary J. Blidge singing about a new crispy chicken wrap. Shortly after, the ad drew tons of criticism on Twitter for playing off a stereotype about African-Americans and chicken.
Now Mary J. Blige is doing damage control and explains she never signed off on that version of the controversial fried chicken ad that was blasted on the Internet.
Mary J. tells TMZ, “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that's not what was happening in that clip." She goes on to say, "I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you’re a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw go out."
In celebration of Fast Food Day today, foodies will be using the day as an excuse to binge on the delights of greasy, no-shame fast food joints. However, some of us can’t afford the extra calories considering the holidays are just around the corner, so here are a few menu items at some of the most popular fast food restaurants in America that you can order without snapping your belt buckle.
He might be the highest-paid writer in TV but it seems Family Guy funnyman Seth MacFarlane can’t quite keep up with the ladies. Former fling Amanda Bynes was recently spotted out with Doug Reinhardt of The Hills. Now, The Post is reporting Buffy beauty Eliza Dushku dumped MacFarlane for LA promoter Brent Bolthouse (another frequent Hillser.)
Don’t feel too bad for him though, the comedy King was named the Smartest Person in TV by Entertainment Weekly earlier this month. MacFarlane also signed a $100 million contract with FOX network to keep Family Guy and American Dad on the air until 2012. AND He just teamed up with Google and Burger King to create online animated shorts. With this much on his plate, he doesn’t need any distractions right now, anyway. Check out the laughs at MacFarlane’s site, www.sethcomedy.com.
As if there isn’t enough poorly marketed cologne out there, Burger King is taking a stab at another competitive industry. The King has officially broken through his confined career as just a commercial actor and joined the ranks of other entrepreneurs such as P-Diddy, Jay Z and Usher. The “Home of the Whopper” has released “Flame” as their debut “scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat.” Yes, we’re as surprised and as relatively disgusted as you are, and we wouldn’t exactly consider this “restaurant news” but in all fairness…it is.