Burger King pulled the ad from everywhere yesterday (except Gawker) and made the following statement: “The Mary J. Blige advertisement has been pulled due to a licensing issue. BURGER KING® expects to have the Blige ads back on air soon.”
Rumor has it that people got offended that a black woman was singing about fried chicken. It’s that stereotype thing again. I’ll tell you one thing, her fans didn’t get offended. They love Mary. We love Mary. Seriously, if the Queen of Hip Hop Soul wants to endorse crispy chicken, power to her and even more power to her for making $20 million dollars to sing it.
It’s not a Mary album, it’s a commercial!