Burger King commercial. What do you think?

Okay, this is BIG here right now and I want to know what you think about this commercial for Burger King.  Keep in mind that it’s for “Kids Meals.”

 

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25 Responses to Burger King commercial. What do you think?

  1. trishatruly says:

    Oh ..YUCK!!!!! I may never eat at BK again! (their loss, I think I ate there twice in ten years!)

    Come on! This is for kids?? What idiotic M-Fing marketing team thought that was a good idea??
    Good grief!…. {{shaking my head}}….what next??

  2. joanharvest says:

    Who are they aiming this add at–Eleven year old kids packing guns? I don’t eat at Burger King and now I never will. I mean seriously, what were they thinking?

  3. Karen Joy says:

    WHAT!Get real…thats aweful!!

  4. Doraz says:

    Whoever thought of this should be fired, right away! I do not like Burger King. This just gives me another reason to add to my long list! Crazy!

  5. javajunkee says:

    ROFLMAO….I can see Burger King stock plumeting! That is wrong on so many levels.

  6. G-Ma says:

    I always thought that Burger King guy looked scarey–like a child molester or something. Thumbs down on any commercial he’s in!

  7. JavaQueen says:

    That’s bullshit. That guy is creepy and this is aimed at kids? Nuts!

  8. K. Trainor says:

    In a word, Ewwwww.

  9. megan says:

    A couple of problems here:
    1. The target audience is obviously way too young to be ogling butts, square or otherwise.
    2. The target audience is definitely way too young to understand why that song is supposed to be funny, and to know who Sir Mix-A-Lot is.
    3. Not until the last bit do we see that it is an advert for a kid’s meal. It seems like a better advert for Spongebob than for BK.
    4. The Burger King king creeps me the hell out. If he had been the mascot 15-20 years ago, I would have run the other way.

  10. starlaschat says:

    I agree with all of the above. Bad taste.

  11. nikki says:

    Although this commercial did make me laugh, only because I have had the real version of the song stuck in my head, it’s not appropriate. I think they missed big time with this one, and I can’t imagine it staying on very long. BUT it did make me laugh, I wouldn’t want Bailey seeing it though. And I don’t eat Burger King anyway!
    I saw one commercial of the King rollin up in his car, rolls down the window to Ronald McDonald rollin his window down in another car. The King quickly squeezes ketchup in Ronald’s face and drives a way….I find that quite humorous but that’s just me.
    THIS commercial…just inappropriate.
    Megan had it right too….this was more about Sponge Bob than anything I thought!

  12. Sue says:

    I saw this last night on TV and thought WTF! Not ok!

  13. Joy says:

    The thing with this ad was on Tues night Toby came over for something and we were standing here watching the news and this “controversy” came on and the three of us kind of stood here and watched it and yes, we did laugh. I don’t think because it was “humorous” but kind of more like a “are you kidding me laugh” and then at the end when it said it was for the kids meal, we were just in shock.

    The thing that makes me sad about this is because kids will stop everything to watch the damn commercials. What do shaking butts on nice looking girls have to do with either SpongeBob or Burger King? You can say it doesn’t matter and kids don’t pay attention but they do. I feel sad and I feel it desensitizes kids and they just get used to sex and violence. They will get plenty of that when they grow up. I don’t feel they need to use sex OR violence to sell anything to kids that age and use Spongebob to do it.

    The saddest part of all is Burger King has won. They have all this publicity and has gotten their way. I think now I’d have to be starving before I ever ate there again. That “king” is just plain scary and I don’t care who you are, he is.

  14. Just a Mom says:

    As an adult I will admit I did laugh. As for the targeted group this ad is aiming at, sorry BK failed big time. They better remember it’s the parents who have the money and not the kids!

  15. Gary says:

    I have seen this commercial a few times now. I know my four year old really had no idea that this was a commercial for a kids meal. The marketing genius behind this one should be fired for sure.

    THINK people THINK!!

  16. Tosha says:

    I saw it yesterday for the first time. Last night. I was on my way to tuck Wyatt into bed and it stopped me in my tracks..I was really disgusted.. That might be a strong word for it but it really did not settle well with me at all.. All I could think was what in the hell? Taylor walked in and said,”umm mom what is that?” I told her obviously it was someone’s idea of funny and she said “no not really”.. Wyatt just kept saying “what that” over and over again… It was a really poorly done commercial..

  17. S. Le says:

    Have you noticed then their butts are not square but rectangular? I love the Freaky King, no matter what!

    • nikki says:

      I really like the King too. His face just makes me laugh! I wonder if I could find that one clip of him and Ronald on YouTube…it really is funny. Well to me anyway!

  18. Laura (LS) says:

    Well, I haven’t seen it on TV, but I’ve seen it here and at that ‘other’ site.

    I have to say, I would LOVE it if all the parents and grandparents who SAID that they would boycott, really did. But unfortunately, as a nation, we have A.D.D., and by the time we’re in the car, and it’s dinner time, and the kids are in the backseat screaming and yanking one another’s hair out because they’re so stinkin’ hungry…. and B.K. is right there… the car will pull over, and the Sponge Bob meals will be distributed. Sad, but true.

    So, as disturbing as the “King” is (and I’m thinking ‘creepy stalker’, here), as someone before me said, BK has already won. Just look at all this publicity they’ve stirred up!

    (this happened a couple months ago, too. Remember the Facebook/Angry Whopper controversy?) Their PR department is earning their fries. In a vulgar way, but they’re earning them.

  19. javajunkee says:

    I just now saw this last night so it was confirmed this was indeed not a joke. That’s horrible! I still can’t even believe it. I would have thought the people who keep tabs on what is being showed on tv would have thrown this one out the window. They asleep there at NASA or what?

  20. javajunkee says:

    and I meant to say..what is being “shown” on tv…that’s how friggin riled up I am!

  21. javajunkee says:

    and I can’t even say now we will boycott Burger King..we have for YEARS because of how dirty the one in town is. BLAH ..I get the runs just driving by the place!

  22. Joy says:

    I have to say that we saw this on TV as a real ad last night. I’d only seen it being tossed around on the news before. It made me think who’s the dumb ass that though this would be a good idea??? They also said that Burger King “intended” this to be for young adults and adults only but it came on at 7:15. What time do they think little kids go to bed? Right after supper???

  23. Willie says:

    Umm i am a kid and I think that this is ok. All adults think that us kids don’t know stuff and that we are immature i think that Burger King is doing the right thing to stay in business, because rather you see it or not the world is changing and we have to change with it or we will be left behind. So i think this is prefixally okay.

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