Burger King Launches Gay Whopper

The Politicization of Everything, as Sonny Bunch calls it, now includes cheeseburgers.

Burger King has concocted yet another way to have it your way: a gay pride burger.

The Proud Whopper, as it's called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper with this inscription: "We are all the same inside." It will be sold through Thursday at one Burger King restaurant on San Francisco's Market Street, that was at the heart of the route for last weekend's 44th annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade.

Burger King on Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. EST plans to post a two-minute video about the Proud Whopper on its YouTube channel.

"It showcases who we are as a brand," says Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King. "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression."

The inspiration behind the unusual burger wrap and video, he says, is Burger King's localized efforts to put into motion actions that support its recently-tweaked slogan: "Be Your Way."

I don't know if the Gay Pride Whopper is any different than a regular Whopper, apart from the rainbow-foil packaging. I suppose the whole idea is that it shouldn't be any different. (It would be sort of funny if the slogan were "We're all the same inside" but then it turns out the Gay Pride Whopper has Thousand Island dressing on it or something.)

So they're just selling you some rainbow foil.

It's just strange to sell mundane items branded for identity politics -- why is there no Black Pride Whopper?

Does Burger King not support its black clientele?

Via @allahpundit.

What had been a joke in the mid-90s is now a reality.

Posted by: Ace at 01:56 PM




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1 What does the tranny burger do? Go from a meat paddy to a veggie patty? Or is it the other way?

Posted by: Blor-Utar at July 02, 2014 01:57 PM (l9n/K)

2 Whataburger has an Avacado Bacon Burger.

And it doesn't smell like fecal matter smeared with clorox either.

So I give Whataburger the win.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at July 02, 2014 01:58 PM (2mOaf)

3 Oops! Paddy should be patty!

Or in BK's case, should it be the other way around?

Posted by: Blor-Utar at July 02, 2014 01:59 PM (l9n/K)

4 Note to Morons: Tell them to hold the Secret Sauce....

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 02, 2014 01:59 PM (L0my5)

5 What would BK sell for 'Black Pride'?

ok, no, it's a trap!

Posted by: Constance Chicely at July 02, 2014 01:59 PM (8G56m)

6 Time to stop eating at Burger king.

Posted by: Null at July 02, 2014 01:59 PM (4WOEV)

7 6

done and done

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 02, 2014 01:59 PM (L0my5)

8 We're all the same on the inside? Isn't that a little close to "it's all pink on the inside" to be comfortable with? That has to be intentional.

Posted by: arminius at July 02, 2014 02:00 PM (cDnhR)

9 ... not the hot beef injection? Disappointed, BK.

Posted by: Cheap Hipshot Jokes Ltd. at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (JVEmw)

10 Haven't been able to eat at Burger King in about 15 years. Got really sick after eating there and since then just thinking about it makes me nauseous.

Posted by: Adam at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (G8ga7)

11 Gay money spends the same way as straight money, and if they are foolish enough to buy a burger because someone put a different wrapper on it, then so be it.

It kind of reminds me of other advertising fads where every thing was "cyber" something or "X" another.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Read The Despondent * Daily Avertiser for Our Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (hLRSq)

12 it includes extra mayo right?

i'll show myself out...

Posted by: brak at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (Tj+s6)

13 Why am I reminded of the Bloom County comics where they abuse the "have it your way" policy to get a hamburger with no bun and a shake with no cup?

Posted by: Austin Danger Powers at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (k1K5p)

14 "It showcases who we are as a brand," says Fernando Machado, senior vice
president of global brand management at Burger King. "It shows how we,
as a brand, believe in self-expression.""

And lowers our gross profit margin by at least 30%.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (nv41Z)

15 Gay! Gay! Gay! Gay!

More gay! If you like gay you are without sin! Gay!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (KPPLJ)

16 Could we please remove that FCUKING TWITTER VIDEO from the front page? Thanks awfully.

Posted by: Null at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (4WOEV)

17 Imagine if Burger King had marketed an Italian Pride Whopper...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 02, 2014 02:02 PM (fWRPD)

18 6 Time to stop eating at Burger king.

Posted by: Null at July 02, 2014 01:59 PM (4WOEV)


I'd have to first start eating there, then stop.

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:02 PM (v0/PR)

19 I once took a business colleague, guy from Salt Lake, LDS of course, to the Castro district in San Francisco.

We had burgers at Hot N' Hunky.

The atmosphere was unique, and my friend has never forgotten it.

I'll bet that Proud Whopper will not be coming out everywhere.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at July 02, 2014 02:02 PM (tmFlQ)

20 Probably been mentioned but more people think Obama is the worst president since WWII than BOOOSH!

Posted by: Adam at July 02, 2014 02:02 PM (G8ga7)

21 The Ball Pit is a whole new world, now.

Posted by: garrett at July 02, 2014 02:02 PM (hpTu0)

22 We're all the same on the inside?

----

no.... we're not....

Posted by: prolapsed rectums everywhere at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (nELVU)

23 I always thought the Burger King was creepy. I mean, I wouldn't let that guy be around my kids. My instincts were still good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (1Mxs7)

24 Burger Queen.

/obvious

Posted by: baldilocks at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (36Rjy)

25 The Great and Gay Saarlac awaits in the BK ball pit.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (fWRPD)

26 Hey...the Outrage Outlet needs to get in on this one.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Gliterry Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (hLRSq)

27
Endless jokes here. Gay Whopper.

Reggie !?

Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (6/J77)

28 Gay! Gay! Gay! Gay!

More gay! If you like gay you are without sin! Gay!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (KPPLJ)



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Quit struggling and let me put my Gay Pride in your mouth.

Posted by: The Burger King at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (CJjw5)

29 "We are all the same inside."

If we were all the same inside, we wouldn't differentiate between gay and straight.

Posted by: Editor at July 02, 2014 02:03 PM (7zhdJ)

30 19,

It has to come out to its parents first.

Posted by: Austin Danger Powers at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (k1K5p)

31 Extra mayo?

Posted by: EWWwwwwww at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (jYxCp)

32 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (PYAXX)

33 "Have it Your way."

Okay..., I'll have a burger without ghey wrapper..., somewhere else.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (1Mxs7)

34 Can I get one kids meal with the Ball-Gag and the other with the Gimp Mask?

Posted by: Harry Reid at the BK Drive-Thru at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (hpTu0)

35 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (PYAXX)

36
It's just strange to sell mundane items branded for identity politics -- why is there no Black Pride Whopper?

Does Burger King not support its black clientele?








Funny thing is, the national advertising for BK has been HEAVILY targeted on black folks for over a decade.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (TIIx5)

37 I am glad they are catering to the 3%. Now the 97% should boycott them. How'dya like them apples?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (t3UFN)

38 Coincidentally, I got my Burger King under wear on.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pulling for Pepe at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (8FyP4)

39 What? No calls to change their name to Burger Queen?

Posted by: Wendy at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (ikaPq)

40 Tastes like...

Burger King s off the list. Hope they get plenty of support from their new clientele. Who are probably mostly vegans. With certain notable exceptions.

Posted by: marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:04 PM (GGCsk)

41 Extra "mayo" comes standard.


Posted by: The Burger King at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (CJjw5)

42 Imagine if Burger King had marketed an Italian Pride Whopper...
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 02, 2014 02:02 PM (fWRPD)

----

The Wop Er ???

Dago for about 4 dollars each...

Posted by: fixerupper at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (nELVU)

43

Special sauce.

Okay----

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (CMkNk)

44 Hhhmmm San Francisco you say?
They have a great China Town, no?

So what would BK sell as 'Pride of China'?

Posted by: Constance Chicely at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (8G56m)

45 I learned it from watching you!

Posted by: Gay Whopper Jr. at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (hpTu0)

46 One word: Zima

Posted by: SailorChick '95 at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (uhuPK)

47 There will never be a Christ Whopper, you can bet that.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (KPPLJ)

48 Is makes those commercials, with the giant Burger King mask guy watching you in bed, just a tad bit creepier.

The Burger King. Anal no longer just implied!

Posted by: wooga at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (WvsM/)

49 Dumbest idea ever.
Whomever concocted this in their Mktg Dept should be fired for gross incompetence.

Posted by: Pelosi Schmelosi at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (jHf6U)

50 I think I'll stick with my Straight-Pride Whataburger with bacon and cheese.

If it's all the same to you.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (PYAXX)

51 All beef with special sauce, between two buns ?

Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (6/J77)

52 As I said when I brought this up a few threads ago, it's Chic a Fil and Waffle House for me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (t3UFN)

53 The Russian Whooper comes in a box. You open that box there's another box. You open that box . . . .

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (XUKZU)

54 They need to remake the "Everyone Has AIDS" as "Everyone Is Gay" nah nah nah nah nah. Gay gay gay.

Posted by: Adam at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (G8ga7)

55 Does a gay whopper cost more?

Posted by: blaster at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (rCQHn)

56 Hey, tell you what, Burger King....

I'll have a Big Mac instead.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (MMC8r)

57 Burger Queen.

/obvious
Posted by: baldilocks
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An easy early contender for Thread Winner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (1Mxs7)

58 SNL rocked in the mid 90s.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (0LHZx)

59 The Wop Er ???

Dago for about 4 dollars each...



That's a not a funneh!

Posted by: Mario at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (hpTu0)

60 Whataburger has an Avacado Bacon Burger.



And it doesn't smell like fecal matter smeared with clorox either.



So I give Whataburger the win.


That is a good burger! I was surprised at how good it was.

Posted by: Hobo with a laptop at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (JXlVy)

61
Maybe they should change the franchise name to Burger Queen.

Or Dairy King?

Fuckin' homo politics.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (CMkNk)

62 33,

Next obvious joke - Shouldn't it be without a protective covering?

Posted by: Austin Danger Powers at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (k1K5p)

63 It's just strange to sell mundane items branded for identity politics -- why is there no Black Pride Whopper?

Does Burger King not support its black clientele?



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They have McDonalds.


Posted by: The Burger King at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (CJjw5)

64 Sooner or later the cognitive dissonance of all the identity politics victim groups saying they want to be like everyone else while simultaneously demanding to be singled out and viewed as special by the law and society in general are going to make everyone's heads explode like in Scanners.

Posted by: booger at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (8DUOi)

65 Does it come with felch fries?

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (MMC8r)

66 Now with Extra Disease!

Posted by: Illegal Alien Whopper at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (jYxCp)

67 All beef with special sauce, between two buns ?Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (6/J77)Oh yeah, and "your way"

Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (6/J77)

68 Yep fixerupper, dago for dat

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (fWRPD)

69 Though truthfully it is a funny little story. I wonder if McDonalds will come out with a Rainbow Shake to compete? They have the Shamrock Shake so they are open to making a specialty item.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (hLRSq)

70 "It showcases who we are as a brand," says Fernando Machado

So the Burger King brand is now gay.

Well, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Have you *seen* creepy Burger King guy?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (PYAXX)

71 It's just strange to sell mundane items branded for identity politics

Is "eco-fascist" a political identity? Mundane stuff has been conspicuously branded "green" and "earth-friendly" for decades for people to show off how much they "care."

I'm still stuck on "wow, it must really suck to have a psyche so fragile you need validation from fast food."

Posted by: HR at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (/kI1Q)

72 65 Does it come with felch fries?
Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (MMC8r)


Check the rim of the cup.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (CMkNk)

73 Why not hot dogs or fish tacos? Why a hamburger? What the fuck is wrong with people?

Posted by: Countrysquire, pulling for Pepe at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (8FyP4)

74 I guess this explains why their mascot was so fucking creepy.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (MMC8r)

75 So, when do they start pandering to their real clientele, i.e., those who believe in Jesus Christ and know that gay sex is an abomination?

Gay is okay, right up until you have gay sex. Then, not so much.

Posted by: tcn at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (g+qqc)

76 Does a gay whopper cost more?
Posted by: blaster at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (rCQHn)

Depends, is that with or without Atripla

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (t3UFN)

77 Any chance of a White Pride Misogynist Family Meal? Bueller?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (oDCMR)

78 Fuck the whopper, I want the double-stacker back. That was a good goddamn no-frills burger. I live within walking distance of a Burger King, but there's no reason to walk down there anymore now that they've screwed up their menu.

Posted by: Mitch H. at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (jwKxK)

79 It's Carl's for me. The advertising is far more desirable. In fact, it's infinitely more desirable than BK could ever be, now that I know of this.

Posted by: Blor-Utar at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (l9n/K)

80 They should call it the Panderburger. Made with genuine Panda meat.


brb, gotta go club me a seal

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2014 02:07 PM (8Fl6F)

81
(It would be sort of funny if the slogan were "We're all the same inside" but then it turns out the Gay Pride Whopper has Thousand Island dressing on it or something.)

Or, that other "secret sauce" -- IYKWIMAIKYD.

Posted by: Pug Parton at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (lJm99)

82 Well, Burger King, since you have fucking decided to piss my patronage away through political correctness, you won't be seeing my ass again. You can join Government Motors and General Electric on the heap of companies I will never do business with again.

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (xWW96)

83 The future EoJ Straight Pride Double Bacon No Homo Burger will be wrapped in a 13"x19" glossy of Kate Upton in a wet tshirt.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (CJjw5)

84 Sooner or later the cognitive dissonance of all the identity politics victim groups saying they want to be like everyone else while simultaneously demanding to be singled out and viewed as special by the law and society in general are going to make everyone's heads explode like in Scanners.

So... go long on popcorn futures?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (PYAXX)

85 What about the fish sandwich?

Posted by: #WarOnWomen at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (hpTu0)

86 Do you know how the McDonald's Filet of Fish came about?

Via IDENTITY POLITICS!!!

Yep, in the early 1960s, a manager of a McDonald's had an idea to sell a fish burger because a large % of his clients did not eat meat on Friday because they were Catholic. And hence a fish sandwich was born.

Why does McDonald's hate Protestants and Jews?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (0LHZx)

87
In and Out Burger will now just be Out Burger.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (CMkNk)

88 Flame broil it.

Scatter the pickles.

Salt the burger where it stood.

Posted by: Mama AJ at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (SUKHu)

89 Have It Your Gay

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (iPf/Z)

90 Where does one even begin with this?

Within five years, straights will have secret signs that we can flash, like gang signs.

Maybe for straight guys, we have a Taco Bell wrapper sticking out of our right rear jean pocket.

Or Bandanas maybe.

And each time we have to renew our Drivers License, we will have to lick a dick at the MVA, to prove we are tolerant.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (MwE3h)

91 57 Burger Queen.

/obvious
Posted by: baldilocks
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An easy early contender for Thread Winner.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (1Mxs7)

Well, thanks, but I nominate this one.

51 All beef with special sauce, between two buns ?
Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (6/J77)

Posted by: baldilocks at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (36Rjy)

92 So..., we can expect an Ellen Degenerate ad?
How did that work out for J.C Penny?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:09 PM (1Mxs7)

93 So is it okay to laugh at anyone ordering the queer hamburger?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at July 02, 2014 02:09 PM (oDCMR)

94 Double meat? Have it your way.





Posted by: The Burger King at July 02, 2014 02:09 PM (CJjw5)

95 BTW, has anyone seen a white person in a McD's commercial in the past 25 years? Or don't white people go to McD's?

And honestly, who actually eats anything at Burger Queen?

Posted by: tcn at July 02, 2014 02:09 PM (g+qqc)

96 The future EoJ Straight Pride Double Bacon No Homo Burger will be wrapped in a 13"x19" glossy of Kate Upton in a wet tshirt.

Let me guess... #twoweeks.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:09 PM (PYAXX)

97 This whole thing smells like shit.

Posted by: marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (GGCsk)

98 It's the same as a regular whopper....they just squirt the mayo on your back instead of on the bun

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (2cfUo)

99 The hardest thing about roller-blading is telling your parents you're gay.

That said, good on BK. They're just looking to make a buck.

Posted by: angler at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (+zZOH)

100
So.... who gets Lesbian Pride Food first.

Taco Bell -or- Long John Silvers

Posted by: fixerupper at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (nELVU)

101 51 All beef with special sauce, between two buns ?
Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:05 PM (6/J77)
Posted by: baldilocks
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Just lost my appetite for lunch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (1Mxs7)

102 Yep, in the early 1960s, a manager of a McDonald's had an idea to sell a fish burger because a large % of his clients did not eat meat on Friday because they were Catholic. And hence a fish sandwich was born.

Why does McDonald's hate Protestants and Jews?


Oh really, so gays have special dietary needs?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (KPPLJ)

103 You can beat our meat.
We're ok with that.

Posted by: Burger King at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (hpTu0)

104 88 Flame broil it.

Scatter the pickles.

Salt the burger where it stood.
Posted by: Mama AJ at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (SUKHu)


Well played (**golf clap**)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (CMkNk)

105 Hopefully Five Guys doesn't follow suit here...

Posted by: Blor-Utar at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (l9n/K)

106 What it sounds like is that Burger King has a screaming queen in their marketing department, and no one wanted to disagree for fear of being fired.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (RDgc/)

107 Jack in the Box now means something different.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pulling for Pepe at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (8FyP4)

108 And by the way: WE ARE NOT ALL THE SAME, thank-you very much

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (t3UFN)

109 Gives new meaning to the BK guy sneaking up behind people.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (GGCsk)

110 So is it okay to laugh at anyone ordering the queer hamburger?

I hope so.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (PYAXX)

111 You homos willowed me!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (DrWcr)

112 In advertising it seems the "rainbow" has overtaken the "green" which overtook "X" and "cyber".

Always looking for a new hook, especially when the products are mediocre and hard to differentiate.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (hLRSq)

113 What next?

Sausage queersan'wich? I tremble at the thought of what they'd do with their burrito.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (DlmoZ)

114 105 Hopefully Five Guys doesn't follow suit here...
Posted by: Blor-Utar at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (l9n/K)


Five Gays Burgers and Fays.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (CMkNk)

115 It was flaming broiled as opposed to flame broiled and it tastes Faaaaaaabulous!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (1Jaio)

116 I still haven't ever understood why we must suck up to (see what i did there?) all the minority groups and specialty clientele without ever once offering similar products or services to those who are not members of those (favored) minorities? "The Heteroburger". "White Entertainment Awards". "Caucasian-American Day".

What the fuck happened to judging people by the content of their character, rather than their membership in a (usually quite small) subgroup of the whole? Is it because there isn't anyone out there actually willing to show some character, rather than simply trying to be one?

Posted by: Drumwaster at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (K6BSx)

117 83 The future EoJ Straight Pride Double Bacon No Homo Burger will be wrapped in a 13"x19" glossy of Kate Upton in a wet tshirt.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (CJjw5)

For the straight ladies, make a shirtless Dwayne the Rock Johnson.

Posted by: baldilocks at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (36Rjy)

118 95 BTW, has anyone seen a white person in a McD's commercial in the past 25 years? Or don't white people go to McD's?

And honestly, who actually eats anything at Burger Queen?
Posted by: tcn at July 02, 2014 02:09 PM (g+qqc)

_____________

McDonald's is cheap crappy food. They know their target market and advertise accordingly.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (0LHZx)

119 EoJ: That sounds like a moron burger if ever I heard of one.

Posted by: tcn at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (g+qqc)

120 Let me guess... #twoweeks.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:09 PM (PYAXX)



Unlike the proprietor, I can shit AND get off the pot.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (CJjw5)

121 I'm waiting for PETA to protest this co-option of dead animal carrion to promote corporate profits.

Waiting, waiting....ah, screw it.

Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2014 02:11 PM (mizYg)

122 Why don't they just come out and say it...

Burger King. We love cocksuckers.

Posted by: Gunslinger at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (4S7hN)

123 Does Burger King not support its black clientele?


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They have McDonalds.


MacDonald's?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (QVpv0)

124 We may be the same inside us but we don't all let the same inside us.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (FEguO)

125 I'm no longer interested in knowing where the beef is.

Posted by: Clara Peller at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (SO2Q8)

126 >>98
It's the same as a regular whopper....they just squirt the mayo on your back instead of on the bun

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (2cfUo)
<<

I cried.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (GGCsk)

127 Hopefully Five Guys doesn't follow suit here...
Posted by: Blor-Utar at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (l9n/K)


I hada great Bacon Cheese Dog at Five Guys down on base at Cherry Point NC, but the 5 Guys? thing always made me nervous. Not that there is anything wrong with it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (t3UFN)

128 The tagline for the Harry Reid Whopper is "they're all pink on the inside".

Posted by: Chupacabras at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (kZVsz)

129 What is so cute is all those people who say they have no problem with the Gay lifestyle, they just want to be left alone.


What they don't realize is that not leaving them alone is PART of the Gay lifestyle.


It's baked into the cake.



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (Vutl+)

130 Can you spell intellectual property theft ?

Posted by: Sodom and Gomorrah at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (jYxCp)

131 Do you know how the McDonald's Filet of Fish came about?

Via IDENTITY POLITICS!!!

Yep, in the early 1960s, a manager of a McDonald's had an idea to sell a fish burger because a large % of his clients did not eat meat on Friday because they were Catholic. And hence a fish sandwich was born.

Why does McDonald's hate Protestants and Jews?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (0LHZx)


What's BK's gay % of their clientele?

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (v0/PR)

132 Rump burger or tube steak....decisions, decisions.

Posted by: BignJames at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (j7iSn)

133 Or as whatshisname said:


"War is interested in you."


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (Vutl+)

134 Where is my White Power Panini, wrapped up in a Swastika?

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (aDIUo)

135 You just don't want to know what's in the "special" sauce.

Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (mizYg)

136 Can't I just eat a fucking hamburger and not worry about someone's sexual preference, genitalia, skin color, etc?

Posted by: Countrysquire, pulling for Pepe at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (8FyP4)

137
Hopefully Five Guys doesn't follow suit here...

Posted by: Blor-Utar at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (l9n/K)






Or Fuddruckers.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (TIIx5)

138 Gay! Gay! Gay! Gay!



More gay! If you like gay you are without sin! Gay!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (KPPLJ)

It really, really, does bug them, you know....which explains a lot of the current hysteria -- nothing more than pent up "I'll get you for thats"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7I5UaB7mx4

Posted by: Fire all the Christianists NOW! at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (whMsz)

139
So, gay guys are now on tap?

Posted by: Pug Parton at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (lJm99)

140 Will counter help now be wearing Speedos and Bike Shorts?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (oDCMR)

141 65
Does it come with felch fries?

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:06 PM (MMC8r)


I'm willing to bet that most people on this blog do not know what "Felching" is, and I advise them not to look it up.

You don't want to know.


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (Vutl+)

142 You can have it your way, as long as it's ghey!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (DrWcr)

143 I will be carefully looking for any change in the ingredients.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (GGCsk)

144 What's BK's gay % of their clientele?
Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (v0/PR)

After this, about 95%

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (aDIUo)

145 Oh really, so gays have special dietary needs?
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:10 PM (KPPLJ)

_________

Way to miss the point...which is....companies come up with products and/or campaigns to target specific demographics. Gays are a demographic (whether you like it or not). Hence, companies will have products/campaigns aimed at them. Just like they have products/campaigns aimed at every single demographic you can think off, be it by race, sex, age, region, religion, sports team affiliation and yes.....who you like to fuck.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (0LHZx)

146 We'll throw in a salad for you to toss.

Posted by: berserker lurker at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (+brnr)

147 Trans fats will become cool again.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (iPf/Z)

148 So in Pulp Fiction, redo the scene with Samuel Jackson and the Big Kahuna Burger but substitute the Gay Whopper

Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (6/J77)

149 I don't know if the Gay Pride Whopper is any different than a regular Whopper


It's not. Just the wrapper is different.

And this is just a limited edition thing for some Ghey Pride parade going on in Sin Fransicko.

Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (7ObY1)

150 I'm willing to bet that most people on this blog do not know what "Felching" is, and I advise them not to look it up.

You don't want to know.


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (Vutl+)

For those that don't know, please, for the love of God and the insanity of Cthulhu, do NOT look it up.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (DrWcr)

151 They are just trying to make a buck? Well fuck me runnin', where is the NAMBLA burger? Ground up calf fries.

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (xWW96)

152 "Introducing the new Gay Whop-"

*click*

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (lq3Ak)

153 What's BK's gay % of their clientele?
Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (v0/PR)

_______

At this specific location in SF? Probably 75%.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (0LHZx)

154 If they really wanted to please teh Gheys they would have offered beef bouillon in lieu of meat. Nothing says I'm ghey friendly than an empty colon.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (oDCMR)

155 Since nobody else has made the South Park joke:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/163972/aids-burger-in-paradise

Posted by: wooga at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (cZdDZ)

156 Sell the food, countermonkey.

Hand out the tracts on your own time.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (MMC8r)

157 it comes with a side of clam chowder

Posted by: JayinCDA at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (xGt2P)

158 The Burger King mascot? Totally straight.

I saw a thing about it on the VH1.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (T0NGe)

159 Common-Sense, Universal, Mandatory Sodomy for the kids! Lean Ground Beef Trimmings community rejoice! Proud to be filthy perverts! Pandering to the lowest common denominators. Bugger Kink.

Posted by: OK, thanks, bye Lace Wigs too at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (ucB75)

160 Well I'm going to march on Washington
Lead the fight and charge the brigades
There's a queen inside of all of us
I'll make them see everyone is gay.

Posted by: Gary Johnston at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (G8ga7)

161 "War is interested in you."



I can make them lose interest real quick. Just sayin'.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (QVpv0)

162 What's BK's gay % of their clientele?
Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (v0/PR)

In San Francisco? Probably a number high enough to justify the advertising campaign and the purchase of the special wrappers.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (hLRSq)

163 Calm down peeps....this is at one location...in San Francisco, you know the place where lots of gays live? Don't worry, the gay burger won't try to bite you at your local BK.

You're safe.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (0LHZx)

164 151 They are just trying to make a buck? Well fuck me runnin', where is the NAMBLA burger? Ground up calf fries.
Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (xWW96)

Whopper Jr.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (DrWcr)

165 Where is my White Power Panini, wrapped up in a Swastika?
Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (aDIUo)

----

It's #6 at Intenational House of Klan Kakes

Posted by: fixerupper at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (nELVU)

166 This had to be a local decision that got out of hand.

I can't believe the boys in Brazil would be for this type of publicity.

Posted by: jwest at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (u2a4R)

167 Reality check - no fag is going to eat at Burger King b/c of this.

And yes, as always, my humor is rough and not PC. Rot in hell joke police.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (tVTLU)

168 141 I'm willing to bet that most people on this blog do not know what "Felching" is, and I advise them not to look it up.

You don't want to know.

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:13 PM (Vutl+)

I don't and I know better.

Posted by: baldilocks at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (36Rjy)

169 The inside of the rainbow wrapper says "We're all the same inside."

Well, except for having other men's sperm inside us, I guess...

Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (7ObY1)

170
As one of you reprobates snarked, The Love That Dare Not Speak It's Name has morphed into The Love That Just Won't Shut The Fuck Up.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (TIIx5)

171 (It would be sort of funny if the slogan were
"We're all the same inside" but then it turns out the Gay Pride Whopper
has Thousand Island dressing on it or something.)



Or, that other "secret sauce" -- IYKWIMAIKYD.

Posted by: Pug Parton at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (lJm99)


That reminds me of the "McJackson" burger. A forty year old wienie in between two 10 year old buns.



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (Vutl+)

172 Pink slime just took on whole new significance.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (DrWcr)

173 "Calm down peeps....this is at one location...in San Francisco, you know the place where..."

*click*

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (lq3Ak)

174 "I'm willing to bet that most people on this blog do not know what "Felching" is, and I advise them not to look it up. "


Really?



This crowd?




I'll stick with at least 51% of the commenters here know the term.

The Horde's depth of knowledge is deep, and without limits.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (MwE3h)

175 No more Burger King for me, and it's no great loss. The two nearest BK's are effing nasty and chronically get orders wrong.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (jtgkZ)

176 IDEA:

Hundreds of straight people should hold a "Kiss-In" outside this Burger King, with guys kissing chicks and vice versa.

Sorta like what the gay community did to Chick-Fil-A, but in reverse.

Ooops, I just proposed a group hate crime. I denounce myself.

Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (mizYg)

177 Do you know how the McDonald's Filet of Fish came about?



Via IDENTITY POLITICS!!!



Yep, in the early 1960s, a manager of a McDonald's had an idea to sell a fish burger because a large % of his clients did not eat meat on Friday because they were Catholic. And hence a fish sandwich was born.



Why does McDonald's hate Protestants and Jews?



Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (0LHZx)






Did they say were specifically making this only for Catholics or did they see a demand and created something for it? Where is the demand for a rainbow wrapper? It's just a oh look at what we're doing and aren't we just so progressive about it and let's pat ourselves on the back for it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (1Jaio)

178 Cums with onion cock rings.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (7HjKx)

179 Where is my Hillbilly burger and side of Cousin?

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (xWW96)

180 where is the NAMBLA burger


Oh yeah, baby! Nom nom nom,!

Posted by: Noted Pederast Hairy Reid at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (7ObY1)

181 Overall though, I think what one BK does in San Fransisco is a big nothingburger so far as I'm concerned.

Even if they made a special gayby happy meal, not one fuck would be given by me.

Posted by: Chupacabras at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (XiVKO)

182 It's Flamer-broiled!

Posted by: @JohnTant at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (eytER)

183 >> Hopefully Five Guys doesn't follow suit here...

Soon to be known as Five Gays

*escalation*

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (1h+NM)

184 173 "Calm down peeps....this is at one location...in San Francisco, you know the place where..."

*click*
Posted by: Slapweasel at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (lq3Ak)

I LOL'd

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (DrWcr)

185 >>Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (0LHZx)
<<

Yeah, how is that "identity politics"? That's called marketing to your clientele.

McDonalds was losing sales on Friday since a large portion of their clientele did not eat meat. They found a clever and successful way to bring those customers back in. It was hugely successful. They actually still have specials every year during Lent.

Don't be dopey.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (GGCsk)

186
The inside of the rainbow wrapper says "We're all the same inside."

Well, except for having other men's sperm inside us, I guess...

Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (7ObY1)







Speak for yourself, wingnut.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (TIIx5)

187 What fills me with hope are the following things I remember:

Parachute Pants

Disco Duck

10-4 and Citizen's Band Radio

Grunge

The top of Kurt Cobain's Head

This is a fad, an embarrassing and stupid fad, and it will pass.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (2mOaf)

188 Way to miss the point.

No, that is the point.

The filet-o-fish doesn't assert Catholicism as a true faith, or voice support for Catholic policies. It's a fish option. It's value neutral. Anybody can eat it, and it doesn't make them Catholic.

The Gay whopper is just a whopper. It's called a gay whopper as part of the same, "in your face" assault on culture that the left is orchestrating across the board.

Are we going to pretend they aren't forcing bakers to bake them cakes, or firing CEOs, or forcing employees to take gay loyalty oaths?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (KPPLJ)

189 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (0LHZx)

No. You are the one missing the point.

In the 60's a McD's franchise owner looked and said, "Hmm... I'm losing business on Fridays because my clientele eats elsewhere. I'd really like those dollars to line *my* pocket thankyouverymuch." And so introduced something they would eat.

Identity politics? I guess if you want to be especially obtuse- even for you.

Burger King isn't introducing a new item because gays were staying away from Burger King. This literally cost them money (in the special order wrappers, the advertising, and now in lost business) to "target" a "demographic" which did not need targeting.

Even if you put the culture war part aside (and I don't), it's a stupid business decision. Why spend money to make a very small % of your clientele feel a little better while alienating a lager % of your clientele?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (PYAXX)

190 This isn't Burger King. Those places are franchises run by separate individuals. This place in SF is the only one that has done this. The manager is probably teh ghey and BK had nothing to do with those wrappers.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (T2V/1)

191
Yep, in the early 1960s, a manager of a McDonald's had an idea to sell a fish burger because a large % of his clients did not eat meat on Friday because they were Catholic. And hence a fish sandwich was born.

Yeah because marketing to adherents of one of the world's largest religions is EXACTLY like caving into legal pressure from the .000007% of the population who are zealot sh1t-licking daddy - issue perverts.

Exactly. the. same.

Posted by: Sodom and Gomorrah at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (jYxCp)

192 176 IDEA:

Hundreds of straight people should hold a "Kiss-In" outside this Burger King, with guys kissing chicks and vice versa.

Sorta like what the gay community did to Chick-Fil-A, but in reverse.

Ooops, I just proposed a group hate crime. I denounce myself.
Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (mizYg)

I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (DrWcr)

193 So they're just selling you some rainbow foil.

It's just strange to sell mundane items branded for identity politics -- why is there no Black Pride Whopper?


You know who's marketed to in this way?

Children.

That's why I find this distasteful, it's the continuance of straights treating gays (and gays treating themselves) like toddlers who need a pat on the head and a piece of candy.

It's the "Gay Meal" where "gay" is the old-fashioned meaning for "happy".

Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (T0NGe)

194 I guess it's time to boycott the NFL eh?

"The National Football League Players Association is selling T-shirts via its online store with a gay pride theme, with proceeds going to Athlete Ally, a group fighting homophobia in sports. The One Team Pride Shirts are available with the jersey number and name of the following current or former players: Brendon Ayanbadejo, Connor Barwin, Scott Fujita, Steve Gleason, Chris Gocong, Chris Kluwe, Donte Stallwort. The shirts cost $24.99."

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (0LHZx)

195 And Moo-moo's in beclown mode.

Must be a day with a 'y' in it.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (MMC8r)

196 82
Well, Burger King, since you have fucking decided to piss my patronage
away through political correctness, you won't be seeing my ass again.
You can join Government Motors and General Electric on the heap of
companies I will never do business with again.

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (xWW96)

There ought to be a list or something. An electronic list in fact.


As a matter of fact, someone should write a phone app through which you can look up whether a company supplying a product is Liberal or Conservative so you can decide whether it should get any of your business or not.
AllenG? You out there?



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (Vutl+)

197 Good Lord, this is getting absurd.

Posted by: backhoe at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (ULH4o)

198
How about a breakfast item for the ladies who love ladies :
Introducing "The Blue Waffle"

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (2cfUo)

199 When I drive a particular route to the mall, there is a house flying a rainbow flag outside...

Why? If they are so normal, why do they need to advertise why they are so different.?

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (aDIUo)

200 Gladi ate lunch at Wendy's with that ginger girl on the sign.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (SO2Q8)

201
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (0LHZx)........

You can lead a horse to water.....

Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (6/J77)

202 Yeah because marketing to adherents of one of the world's largest religions is EXACTLY like caving into legal pressure from the .000007% of the population who are zealot sh1t-licking daddy - issue perverts.

Exactly. the. same.
Posted by: Sodom and Gomorrah at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (jYxCp)

______

Yes, it is the same. It's marketing to a demographic. It's kinda Marketing 101 stuff.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (0LHZx)

203 Thank you moo moo for the daily reminder that we are all stoopid and you are unbelievably intelligent.

Posted by: Adam at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (G8ga7)

204 Are any homos insulted by the idiotic pandering?

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (HUvCC)

205 Can't I just eat a fucking hamburger and not worry about someone's sexual preference, genitalia, skin color, etc?
Posted by: Country
----------------------------

No. You can't. Because a person's standing with the Left depends entirely upon that persons sociopolitical views.
Any sign of reluctance or dissent must be crushed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (1Mxs7)

206

How about you check your cis-burger privilege? I may look like a Whopper, but I self-identify as a Big Mac.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (kdS6q)

207 Luckily I have an In-N-Out and Five Guys next door to each other not a mile away. And In-N-Out is owned by a nice Christian Family. As much as the homos would love to take "in-n-out" for their own purposes, they can't have it.

Think I'll go to Five Guys today - or do I want a shake?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (7HjKx)

208 "We are all the same inside." = we all have a squeakhole to penetrate.

Posted by: OK, thanks, bye Lace Wigs too at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (ucB75)

209 Hmm. The tight buns and extra pickle were a dead giveaway.

Posted by: Fritz at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (UzPAd)

210 I hate tacos!

Posted by: No Juan Ever at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (cZdDZ)

211 I can understand Burger King going after this little known demographic. WhatI cannot understand is why McDonalds encourages the Irish with their Shamrock Shakes. Short, soulless gingers running around offering to show people their kettles of gold and their lucky charms. Talk about deviants!

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (hLRSq)

212 Just please tell me Tim Horton's won't be jumping on this boys-in-the-bandwagon.

If I see a sign advertising HimBits, I am outta there.

Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (7ObY1)

213 It's the "Gay Meal" where "gay" is the old-fashioned meaning for "happy".
Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (T0NGe)

The toy they include is just a little bit...different.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (DrWcr)

214 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (0LHZx)

That's what you and they have been saying for decades. Calm down , we don't want (fill in the blank) . We all know its a lie.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (FEguO)

215 It's just a oh look at what we're doing and aren't we just so progressive about it and let's pat ourselves on the back for it


Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (1Jaio)

This explains quite a percentage of Facebook and Twitter posts these days IMO
Liberals are such preeners. It'd be hilarious if it weren't so tiresome.

Posted by: Fire all the Christianists NOW! at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (whMsz)

216 195 And Moo-moo's in beclown mode.

Must be a day with a 'y' in it.
Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (MMC8r)

_________

LOL

You people are going insane because BK is selling a whopper with a rainbow foil at one SF location...and I'm the one beclowining myself.

That's good stuff.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (0LHZx)

217 153 What's BK's gay % of their clientele?
Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:12 PM (v0/PR)

_______

At this specific location in SF? Probably 75%.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:15 PM (0LHZx)


So every local BK now has to cater it's WRAPPING to the local victim group? This will get interesting fast.

And the McDonald's fish sandwich was a NEW menu item. It wasn't the same thing wrapped "fabulously different!"

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (v0/PR)

218 Yes, because this will be huge will their core target market.

Their stock has a nice downward trend since the announcement. Gee how did that happen?

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (GGCsk)

219 Yes, it is the same. It's marketing to a demographic. It's kinda Marketing 101 stuff.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo
---------------------------------

Go look at J.C Pennys P&L. Apparently they skipped 101.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (1Mxs7)

220 The Harry Reid burger is made from veal.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (MMC8r)

221 Who came up with the fish taco? Seems like a bad idea to me....

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (xWW96)

222 Burger King, taking the fur out of the burger since 2014.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pulling for Pepe at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (8FyP4)

223 212 Just please tell me Tim Horton's won't be jumping on this boys-in-the-bandwagon.

If I see a sign advertising HimBits, I am outta there.

Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:20 PM (7ObY1)

All donut holes will be chocolate glazed.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (DrWcr)

224 And Burger King enjoys all the free advertising as this gets discussed and retweeted.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (SO2Q8)

225 As if I needed another reason not to eat that crap.


Have y'all seen the latest from Jesse Watters?
He beautifully trolled the NOW conference.
Link in nic

Posted by: shredded & melted chi at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (3hiVI)

226
I remember reading that Larry Kramer was pissed off at Streisand because he sent her a photo book on gay sex and she didn't want to look at it. He could not figure out why she wd not want to see men having sex.

Posted by: Pug Parton at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (lJm99)

227 These are the same people who scream that Hobby Lobby and other corporations can't have religious beliefs, and therefore those beliefs can't be violated. But obviously Burger King has religious beliefs, and those can be violated.

Posted by: arminius at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (cDnhR)

228 "The National Football League Players Association is
selling T-shirts via its online store with a gay pride theme, with
proceeds going to Athlete Ally, a group fighting homophobia in sports.
The One Team Pride Shirts are available with the jersey number and name
of the following current or former players: Brendon Ayanbadejo, Connor
Barwin, Scott Fujita, Steve Gleason, Chris Gocong, Chris Kluwe, Donte
Stallwort. The shirts cost $24.99."

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (0LHZx)


Where is former Redskin Jerry Smith, the first NFL player to die of AIDS?

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (HUvCC)

229 Do you know how the McDonald's Filet of Fish came about?

Via IDENTITY POLITICS!!!

Yep, in the early 1960s, a manager of a McDonald's had an idea to sell a fish burger because a large % of his clients did not eat meat on Friday because they were Catholic. And hence a fish sandwich was born.

Why does McDonald's hate Protestants and Jews?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:08 PM (0LHZx)


Are you mentally retarded? I want to know before I answer?

Identity politics: The Catholic Sandwich.

Not identity politics: A fish sandwich because a group of people won't eat a burger on Fridays.

Is there some stupidity disease which people contract when they're talking about teh gheys?

Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (T0NGe)

230
IDEA:

Hundreds of straight people should hold a "Kiss-In" outside this Burger King, with guys kissing chicks and vice versa.

Sorta like what the gay community did to Chick-Fil-A, but in reverse.

Ooops, I just proposed a group hate crime. I denounce myself.
Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (mizYg)

I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (DrWcr)







Pucker up, hot stuff.

Posted by: Zombie Helen Thomas at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (TIIx5)

231 Where is the demand for a rainbow wrapper?

You know those people whose entire lives are nothing but "hey, I'm gay!"

If I lived in SF I might get a couple just to sell the wrappers on eBay.

Posted by: HR at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (/kI1Q)

232 I'm pretty sure corporate doesn't allow franchisees to fuck with the presentation of the food/product/corporate image on their own.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (MMC8r)

233
We are all the same inside.

Unless, of course, we have had unprotected buttsex...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (E2ZCH)

234 Their stock has a nice downward trend since the announcement. Gee how did that happen?

Is that allowed? I mean, can you sell stock in a gay-friendly company?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (KPPLJ)

235 Yes, it is the same. It's marketing to a demographic. It's kinda Marketing 101 stuff.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (0LHZx)



You ought to be in Get a Clue 101

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (1Jaio)

236 Is the Gay Whopper actually happy with a rainbow colored wrapper? Hugely unfashionable, even sort of crudely commercial, way to sell a whopper in fine shape and as clothes conscious as a Gay Whopper.


PS: Is the Dearborn Whopper going to be in a Black Burqua?

Posted by: The Four Horsemen's groom at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (LISuA)

237 So can you ask for a whopper without the rainbow wrapper?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (SO2Q8)

238 The filet-o-fish doesn't assert Catholicism as a true faith, or voice support for Catholic policies. It's a fish option. It's value neutral. Anybody can eat it, and it doesn't make them Catholic.

The Gay whopper is just a whopper. It's called a gay whopper as part of the same, "in your face" assault on culture that the left is orchestrating across the board.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (KPPLJ)

________

And you can choose to eat or nor eat the gay whopper. Nobody is forcing you to buy it. It's a fucking sandwich for crying out loud. It won't turn you gay, I promise.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (0LHZx)

239 Since I haven't eaten at a BK or McD in 20 something years, I can't boycott. I'll have to think of something else to do.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (O3C36)

240 AllenG? You out there?

I'm here.

I'd need access to a database with that information. You know of one?

Heck, I could even make it "value neutral." If you *want* to support a company that supports Cause X, that's fine- you can find it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (PYAXX)

241 Supporting specific interest groups with blatant marketing always alienates someone. Someday, corporations who depend on a diverse target market will realize this. Maybe after their doors are closed.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (GGCsk)

242 Calm down peeps....this is at one location...in San
Francisco, you know the place where lots of gays live? Don't worry, the
gay burger won't try to bite you at your local BK.



You're safe.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:16 PM (0LHZx)

Doesn't alter the fact that it is pandering. Homos don't have special needs in their diet (unless maybe anti-retroviral drugs, heh). They can eat the same stuff people do. If Burger King pandered, once in a while, to Christians, or house painters, or tiddlywinks players, or geologists, I'd be OK with it. But the pandering always goes to favored classes of the Progressives.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (8Fl6F)

243 221 Who came up with the fish taco? Seems like a bad idea to me....

I know, right? I've never even ordered one because I know I'd break out in a Butt-head laugh in the middle of ordering.

Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (7ObY1)

244 Is there some stupidity disease which people contract when they're talking about teh gheys?

***

Yes, it's called "collectivism."

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (7XKHI)

245 Within five years, straights will have secret signs that we can flash, like gang signs.

-
Don't use wear green on Thursday. That's already taken.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (XUKZU)

246 Burger King has been trying to scramble back up to the #2 fast food chain spot after Wendy's swooped in and stole it. Desperate pandering is not a good color on you, BK, even in rainbow colored foil.

Next up: trans burgers! A chicken fried steak burger ie a hamburger that identifies as a breaded chicken sandwich. And all those of you that don't recognize it as a true chicken sandwich are haters. You know who you are.

Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (yRwC8)

247
So some BK franchises are experimenting with home delivery now.

I never thought that saying "hey, would you deliver me a gay whopper" would actually be something other than a euphemism.

Posted by: @JohnTant at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (eytER)

248 "The National Football League Players Association is selling T-shirts via its online store with a gay pride theme, with proceeds going to Athlete Ally


Where the only balls that are touched are human!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (QVpv0)

249
They could put a nice crease in the top bun and make it look like a butt crack.

Posted by: Pug Parton at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (lJm99)

250 "I guess it's time to boycott the NFL eh?"

And not just in October anymore?

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (iIzG7)

251 No more BK for me and mine.

Posted by: Speller at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (J74Py)

252 You people are going insane because BK is selling a whopper with a rainbow foil one church is conducting 'ghey marriage' at one SF location...and I'm the one beclowining myself.

That's good stuff.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo
---------------------------------

Rot always starts small..., cancer too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (1Mxs7)

253 Whatever you do, don't go into a Burger Queen play room.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (XUKZU)

254 I haven't got anything from BK in at least 10 years. The one here went to shit at the same time the Hardy's improved 100%.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (T2V/1)

255 Can you order this sammich with the gerbil on the side?

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (7XKHI)

256 The inside of the rainbow wrapper says "We're all the same inside."


How would they know? Not having a 64-ring gauge asshole, you can't just take a peek inside me as easy as some fellers.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (RfKNt)

257 >>Yes, it is the same. It's marketing to a demographic. It's kinda Marketing 101 stuff.

Marketing to a group that is offensive to virtually nobody and will likely increase sales with no negative repercussions is Marketing 101.

Marketing to a very controversial group that a great deal of the public find offensive and is likely to have negative repercussions is Marketing 102.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (g1DWB)

258 What about all the vegan homos?

Shouldn't THEY get a special sandwich?

Outrageous outrage to follow.

BK may have opened up a Pandora's Box of Grievance here.



Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (7ObY1)

259 What the fuck happened to judging people by the content of their character, rather than their membership in a (usually quite small) subgroup of the whole?

Posted by: Drumwaster


Little to no opportunities for political agitation.

We live in a age so tame and overly-considerate that victimhood has become attractive. Identity politics and a pathetic leftie media holds the shambling scam together.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (bCaR9)

260 How long before someone slaps their Johnson between the Whoppers buns and posts it on YouTube.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (GGCsk)

261 One Gay Whopper, hold this ...and the glitter.

Posted by: Slapweasel at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (lq3Ak)

262 So this cums with a sausage between the buns? I'm asking for a friend...

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi hobo who doesn't want to be turned into jerky at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (k+m1T)

263 Just don't order this one with the Mayo....

Posted by: Truck Monkey at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (32Ze2)

264 Once again...

THIS
IS
AT
ONE
SF
LOCATION
ONLY

As in at a location where the majority of the clients are gay. WHAT? A company with a store in a predominantly gay neighborhood does something to target gay customers during Gay Pride Week? No way man. This never happens.

Stores in Hispanic areas never celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Stores in black parts of town never do something for MLK Day. Stores in Irish neighborhoods never do anything for St Patricks Day.

Wait that's not true..EVERY FUCKING COMPANY does exactly that.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (0LHZx)

265 Meanwhile, Chic-Fil-A has more customers all the time. The one by my house always had a full parking lot and cars in the street patiently waiting for room in the drive thru line.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, We Be Bossy at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (kXoT0)

266 If we're all the same on the inside, does that mean there is no gay gene?

Posted by: gm at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (/kBoL)

267
Fish tacos are great. I live in an area that has a whole bunch of mexican seafood restaurants and you can't beat fish tacos.

Posted by: Pug Parton at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (lJm99)

268 So Moo Moo you think homosexuality is normal and should be embraced and celebrated by society? Is that your position?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (FEguO)

269 PS: Is the Dearborn Whopper going to be in a Black Burqua?


Comes with it's own Hefty Bag.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (QVpv0)

270 This isn't Burger King. Those places are franchises run by separate individuals. This place in SF is the only one that has done this. The manager is probably teh ghey and BK had nothing to do with those wrappers.
Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (T2V/1)

I am not so sure about that and I am pretty sure all Franchise Owners sign an agreement about what they can and can not do that effects the Burger King Brand. So I would not be so sure that Corporate did not sign off on this

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (t3UFN)

271 And you can choose to eat or nor eat the gay whopper. Nobody is forcing you to buy it. It's a fucking sandwich for crying out loud. It won't turn you gay, I promise.

And nobody will force bakers to bake cakes for gay weddings, and nobody will ever have to take a gay loyalty oath to their company.

You're a blind bigoted clown.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (KPPLJ)

272 All trolls are moo-moo.

Who eats gay burgers by choice.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (MMC8r)

273 "Their stock has a nice downward trend since the announcement. Gee how did that happen?"

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (GGCsk)


Maybe Jorge Lemann and his partners at 3G are using this to drive the stock down so that they can buy up the balance and take it private.

Good move.

Posted by: jwest at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (u2a4R)

274 118 BTW, has anyone seen a white person in a McD's commercial in the past 25 years? Or don't white people go to McD's?

About five years ago there was a news item hidden way back on the inside pages of the local newspaper about a small black newborn infant that had been abandoned the previous day in the lavatory of the McDonalds just two miles down the road from where I lived at the time (and this was in a nice neighborhood). Incredulous, I went down there and personally pulled the assistant manager aside and asked her if the story was true. In a hushed tone of voice she replied that yes, it was true. This was in Charlotte, NC.

That's the sort of thing that can put a white person off from eating at McDonalds.







Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (nv41Z)

275
Way to miss the point...which is....companies
come up with products and/or campaigns to target specific demographics.
Gays are a demographic (whether you like it or not). Hence, companies
will have products/campaigns aimed at them. Just like they have
products/campaigns aimed at every single demographic you can think off,
be it by race, sex, age, region, religion, sports team affiliation and
yes.....who you like to fuck.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:14 PM (0LHZx)

At 1.8% of the population they are an insignificant demographic. This move is not targeted at the "gay" demographic, it is targeted at the "I want to feel good about myself by showing how tolerant I am of the ass bandits" Demographic.

That's greater than 30% of the population, and growing larger every year. The Liberal media is deliberately covering up the disgusting aspects of "gay" and promoting the cutesy non-offensive aspects of "gay."




Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (Vutl+)

276 So, when the gay whopper goes away when the parade is over, some idiot leftist is going to spout off about how the gay lobby was co-opted by capitalism.

It never ends with these people.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (iPf/Z)

277 So Moo Moo you think homosexuality is normal and should be embraced and celebrated by society? Is that your position?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (FEguO)



His position is his head firmly planted up his ass

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (1Jaio)

278 Two buns, meat and mayo to support gay pride. How apropos.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (GGCsk)

279 OMG you fucking assholes are so stupid get a clue I don't know why I come here I have advanced degrees and I'm rich abortion is great ayi ayi ayi ayi ayi arghhhhh!!!'11!!!
- Moo Moo

Posted by: Adam at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (G8ga7)

280 Do you have to put the gay burger inside the incorrect orifice too?

Posted by: libtardo at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (fiRHA)

281
I don't wanna brag but Ace use to be a homo but I butched him up. You're welcome, Ace.

Posted by: Pug Parton at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (lJm99)

282 I'm a steak trapped in a chicken's body!

Posted by: Chicken-Fried Steak at July 02, 2014 02:26 PM (7ObY1)

283 Yes, it is the same. It's marketing to a demographic. It's kinda Marketing 101 stuff.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (0LHZx)

----

yeah...... Marketing 101 stuff....

This is like Cabela's offering a line of PETA outer wear.....

Just going after another demographic... right??

Posted by: fixerupper at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (nELVU)

284 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (0LHZx)

What other abnormal and dangerous behavior do other corporations pander to?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (FEguO)

285
Bukkake King.

The flavor explodes in your mouth.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (CMkNk)

286 Any business in a gayborhood panders to their gay customers.

All of them.

Posted by: Chupacabras at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (CGjum)

287 Don't put it in your mouth

Posted by: Chris Balsz at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (HZLYB)

288 Give me the gay burger -- and hold my pickle.

Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (mizYg)

289 So can you ask for a whopper without the rainbow wrapper?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (SO2Q

Not if you want to keep your job.

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (aDIUo)

290
Spoiler alert........


The special sauce is Astroglide

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (2cfUo)

291 225 As if I needed another reason not to eat that crap.


Have y'all seen the latest from Jesse Watters?
He beautifully trolled the NOW conference.
Link in nic
Posted by: shredded & melted chi at July 02, 2014 02:21 PM (3hiVI)

Love it. They showed their true colors as fascists.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (DrWcr)

292 Doesn't alter the fact that it is pandering. Homos don't have special needs in their diet (unless maybe anti-retroviral drugs, heh). They can eat the same stuff people do. If Burger King pandered, once in a while, to Christians, or house painters, or tiddlywinks players, or geologists, I'd be OK with it. But the pandering always goes to favored classes of the Progressives.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (8Fl6F)

________

Of course it's pandering; That's what marketing is. What do you think a Santa in a mall is? It's pandering to Christians. What do you think "Memorial Day Sales" are? Pandering. It's all pandering. Every ad you see on TV is pandering to some group of people.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (0LHZx)

293 204 Are any homos insulted by the idiotic pandering?
Posted by: Captain Hate at July 02, 2014 02:19 PM (HUvCC)


They haven't been since the whole gay marriage thing started.

The whole gay marriage thing is explicitly sold as being necessary because gays need psychological validation and the theoretical concept of a heteronormative marriage that almost none of them will engage in until their dotage will give it to them.

Hell, the implication of the gay marriage float in the Rose Parade was "Gay marriage -- because if you don't, you dirty animals will end up getting AIDS." I am not kidding. It was sponsored by the AIDS healthcare foundation.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (T0NGe)

294
The inside of the rainbow wrapper says "We're all the same inside."

----

Which is demonstrably untrue. Some have special sauce on the inside.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (O3C36)

295 So Moo Moo you think homosexuality is normal and should be embraced and celebrated by society? Is that your position?

His position is submissive on all fours. In a gimp mask.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (MMC8r)

296
And Burger King enjoys all the free advertising as this gets discussed and retweeted.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90




Which is fine -- if you believe any press is good press. But for an impulse purchase with numerous other options, taking a divisive political stand is probably not a winner.

But my, did the butterfly boys down in Marketing have a hoot drawing up the campaign!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (kdS6q)

297 So...what's in the mayo on the Proud Whopper, I wonder?

Pass. Another reason to avoid BK...

Posted by: Stu-22 at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (KbrNh)

298 192
176 IDEA:



Hundreds of straight people should hold a "Kiss-In" outside this Burger King, with guys kissing chicks and vice versa.



Sorta like what the gay community did to Chick-Fil-A, but in reverse.



Ooops, I just proposed a group hate crime. I denounce myself.

Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2014 02:17 PM (mizYg)


More likely to provoke a backlash idea:


Spread the rumor that "Gay" burgers have human feces in them.



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (Vutl+)

299 Now I want a nice peach hate shake, and there's no supply here in Boston. *waits patiently for end of work day*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (knoK7)

300 THIS
IS
AT
ONE
SF
LOCATION
ONLY


Perhaps "Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King" needn't have weighed in, then.

You hand-waving assclown.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (dQoSM)

301 Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (KPPLJ)

And having worked at McD's I can tell you that while we sold more FoF during lent, we still sold them year round.
It was a simple response to market demand.

This is as Bevel notes, just a whopper, if it's responding to market demands, it's responding to identity politics demands.

While I respect the right to company to do so, I also have the right to say "And you're really pandering in a stupid way here."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 months! at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (HDwDg)

302 PS: Is the Dearborn Whopper going to be in a Black Burqua?

-----

Ooooooh...... new "marketing 101" idea.

Since its Ramadan..... all the Dearborn joints will be know as "Burqua Kings".

Posted by: fixerupper at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (nELVU)

303 >>>Stores in Hispanic areas never celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Stores in black parts of town never do something for MLK Day. Stores in Irish neighborhoods never do anything for St Patricks Day.

Wait that's not true..EVERY FUCKING COMPANY does exactly that.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (0LHZx)>>>

National companies don't generally target small population of local clients at a single location at the possible risk of alienating much, much large populations of national clients. Every company doesn't do that. Because it's pretty stupid.

Posted by: gm at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (/kBoL)

304 Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?

It's like Henry VIII's loyalty oath. Sign it, or lose your head. Or in Chase's case, your job. 'Cuz if you don't support the LGBT platform, you're clearly just one of those homophobic bigots we don't want to keep around.

Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (I/vNo)

305 If you order a gay burger, will they force it down your throat, too?

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (MMC8r)

306 "I've just flown in from California where they've made homosexuality legal. I thought I'd get out before they make it compulsory." -- Bob Hope

Thank you and I'll be here all week. Don't forget, tip the veal and try the waitress...

Posted by: Michael at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (Xv7f/)

307 The evil corporation co-opting gay rights and using their rainbow pride for their own gains, the horror...

Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (6/J77)

308
This isn't Burger King. Those places are franchises run by separate individuals. This place in SF is the only one that has done this. The manager is probably teh ghey and BK had nothing to do with those wrappers.
Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (T2V/1)


Vic, a couple of thoughts...

First, the story quotes the BK senior VP of global brand management, so this has at the very least corporate blessing.

Second, franchises have to abide by very strict agreements as to what they can or cannot do with the brands. They can't just decide on their own to do something like this...corporate has to buy off on it.

That's why Moo Moo is funny in aggressively missing the point. it doesn't matter if it's just one restaurant...BK is approving this which means theywon't be getting any of my dollars. And BFD if my local franchisee has nothing to do with it. When he complains to corporate that their pandering is costing him sales, I have a feeling they'll listen more closely to him than they will to me.

Posted by: @JohnTant at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (eytER)

309 Fish tacos are great.

It must depend on recipe; I tried some a few months ago that were gross. But the Korean BBQ short-rib tacos from the same place were fabulous, as were the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls.

Posted by: HR at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (/kI1Q)

310 Since its Ramadan..... all the Dearborn joints will be know as "Burqua Kings".

***

Burger Caliph

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (7XKHI)

311 304 Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?


Yes. Despicable and terrifying, that.

Of all today's fresh hell, that was the most disturbing.

Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (7ObY1)

312 I'd hope BK hires Giada de Laurentiis to make the upcoming Hetero Pride Burger. She'd be a fine choice to design it.

What? No Hetero Pride Burger? BK is filled with H8ters!!

Posted by: MTF at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (LISuA)

313 yeah...... Marketing 101 stuff....

This is like Cabela's offering a line of PETA outer wear.....

Just going after another demographic... right??
Posted by: fixerupper at July 02, 2014 02:27 PM (nELVU)

________

You make no sense.
The BK is in a gay part of town. They market to gays.

Cabela's markets to hunters.

An appropriate analogy would be a Burger King in rural Georgia introducing a camouflage wrapper for the whopper. Which would actually be a pretty good idea I think. And it would be the exact same marketing tactic. It doesn't mean BK hates non-hunters, it doesn't mean BK is trying to convert everyone to be a hunter. It only means BK has a campaign to increase sales of a product in a specific location for a specific set of clients.

Like I said Marketing 101.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (0LHZx)

314 Are any homos insulted by the idiotic pandering?

None you'll be allowed to hear from.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (MMC8r)

315 From the Article:

The campaign was conceived just a few months ago as a way for Burger King to bring the companys new Be Your Way tagline to life. Fernando Machado, a senior vice president of global branding, led the effort, which included on the spot filming of customers reactions outside the location at Market and 8th Streets. As a brand, we welcome everyone, Machado tells TIME. We felt that the Proud Whopper could bring to life a message of equality, self expression, authenticity and just being who you are.

So much for it being a local Franchise issue. Next point

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (t3UFN)

316 Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?

***

Loyalty oaths for the 21st century.

Posted by: Tail Gunner Joe at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (Xv7f/)

317 Will there be a black anus...I mean Angus burger offered ?

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (2cfUo)

318 190
This isn't Burger King. Those places are franchises run by separate
individuals. This place in SF is the only one that has done this. The
manager is probably teh ghey and BK had nothing to do with those
wrappers.


Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (T2V/1)


Someone posted a comment alleging that BK national had put up a video in support on their youtube channel. If the National company has done this, it's not just a San Fransisco issue.


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (Vutl+)

319 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:25 PM (0LHZx)

The Moron Horde likes their Doom loud, overwhelming, cataclysmical, and obliterating. Do not resist the Doom, embrace the Doom, find the humor in it, tin foil gleam amongst seething, black clouds of Gloomy Despair.

And then cater to it by selling the Outrage in wholesale sizes at retail prices.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (hLRSq)

320 Moo Moo and jwest both have value/character problems. If the activity in question makes money then it is 'good'. Selling lampshades made of human skin would just be 'marketing to a demographic'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (1Mxs7)

321 Well, isn't that special.

Posted by: Hank at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (4s67I)

322 It's not about one location. This is national news that has repercussions for their entire market.

They have targeted a very small part of their clientele and alienated the larger point. For what- a marketing gimmick?

In the end its going to cost them millions in an industry that is not getting any better for them.

Someone bet it would be a draw to their restaurants. They are going to find out that was dead wrong.

Watch what happens over the next few weeks. Their stock took a dive ay opening and has been flat all day.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (GGCsk)

323 Besides, what self-respecting gay man would eat a 670 calorie sandwich?

Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (T0NGe)

324 If BK's aim is to target a specific demographic wouldn't it be more on the mark to advertise a variety of tasty tossed salads?

Posted by: Fritz at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (UzPAd)

325 National companies don't generally target small population of local clients at a single location at the possible risk of alienating much, much large populations of national clients. Every company doesn't do that. Because it's pretty stupid.
Posted by: gm at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (/kBoL)

____________

Well I guess BK has decided that the % of people who will be alienated by a rainbow colored wrapper is pretty small.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (0LHZx)

326 SELLEBRATE ME!!!!

Posted by: Flaming Homo Seductively Sucking on a Shake at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (32Ze2)

327 Does anyone know if this particular location is Corporate owned, or a franchisee?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (MwE3h)

328 Since its Ramadan..... all the Dearborn joints will be know as "Burqua Kings".

Shouldn't all the stores be closed until sunset?

Posted by: HR at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (/kI1Q)

329 I hear the healthy alternative is to order the tossed salad

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (2cfUo)

330 Selling lampshades made of human skin would just be 'marketing to a demographic'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (1Mxs7)

Shit great idea. Why didn't I think of that?

Posted by: ISIS at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (t3UFN)

331 Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (T0NGe)

Also worth noting, McD's goes out of it's way to advertise the fish sandwich, often while not referring to lent.

(They do occasionally, but the vast majority of their ads for it during lent don't.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 months! at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (HDwDg)

332 Selling lampshades made of human skin would just be 'marketing to a demographic'.

***

Well now, that depends on whose skin it is, doesn't it?

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (7XKHI)

333 The fast food joints are losing business big time as younger people turn to other places for food.

That they think this will bring in the kiddies is pretty hilarious.

Then again, it just might. The kiddies love them some fags.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (oFCZn)

334 Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?

----

Da fuq???

Posted by: fixerupper at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (nELVU)

335 I don't know if the Gay Pride Whopper is any different than a regular Whopper, apart from the rainbow-foil packaging.

Beware the Special Sauce.

Posted by: toby928(C) at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (QupBk)

336 I still don't understand how the USA advanced to the knockout round after losing.

Posted by: Robin at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (G8ga7)

337 Yeah, Moo Moo. I ordered a Catholic O'Jesus sandwich from McDonald's just the other day.

Goddamn but you're fucking clueless for comparing the two.

You're too stupid to understand just how stupid you are.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (RfKNt)

338 Nood

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (MwE3h)

339 MooMoo is just trolling now.

Posted by: The Jackhole at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (6/J77)

340 >>> 163 Calm down peeps....this is at one location...in San Francisco, you know the place where lots of gays live? Don't worry, the gay burger won't try to bite you at your local BK.

Calm down, it's just one baker in Colorado.

Posted by: fluffy at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (Ua6T/)

341 Does anyone know if this particular location is Corporate owned, or a franchisee?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (MwE3h)

It's pretty clear this either came from Corporate or has it's blessings

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (t3UFN)

342 "....one Burger King restaurant on San Francisco's Market Street, that was at the heart of the route for last weekend's 44th annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade."


Hey, BK....let's go to the video of the SF Pride Celebration & Parade. WOOHOO! Let's see what that rainbow wrapper is celebrating, shall we?

*Parents you may want to have your children leave the room*

Posted by: Tami at July 02, 2014 02:33 PM (v0/PR)

343 I haven't got anything from BK in at least 10 years. The one here went to shit at the same time the Hardy's improved 100%.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2014 02:24 PM (T2V/1)


Burger King has always had quality control issues. Individual owners have always been able to get around the corporate sourcing subsidiary. Too bad, because a properly prepared Whopper (i.e. to corporate specs) is a pretty decent burger.

In the 80's and 90's, Hardees had huge problems because they were owned by a conglomerate that was all about cost-cutting at the expense of quality. In 1997, however, they were purchased by Carl Karcher Enterprises, the parent company of Carl's Jr. (my favorite fast food burger chain). Quality then dramatically improved at Hardee's -- this may have been when you noticed the improvement.

Posted by: CQD at July 02, 2014 02:34 PM (7oUgp)

344 The kiddies love them some fags.

***

And vice versa.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:34 PM (7XKHI)

345 What we need is that which is the subject of many jokes: A VD that actually makes your dick rot away. (We're getting closer with AR gonorrhea). Syphilis, hepatitis, and even AIDS have only driven up health costs.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 02, 2014 02:34 PM (8MjqI)

346 MooMoo is just trolling now.

Since he first darkened our doorstep.

Posted by: --- at July 02, 2014 02:34 PM (MMC8r)

347 Here's that Chase story:

http://tinyurl.com/pqk6jg2

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2014 02:34 PM (iPf/Z)

348 We refuse to be out-gayed.
We are immediately releasing the BJ Big Mac and our BustaNut Coconut Shakes!

McDonald's: Gayer Than Burger King

Posted by: McDonald's at July 02, 2014 02:34 PM (ZPrif)

349 Moo doesn't seem to understand that the ghey mafia has used and abused the last of our tolerance. I used to be tolerant of fags. A few years ago my response to the ghey whopper would have been "meh". Not anymore.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 02, 2014 02:35 PM (jtgkZ)

350 The Chase thing is why I never, ever, fill out employee surveys.

Chase has been doing some sketchy stuff lately, if that damned IHG card they offer wasn't so damned good I'd be sorely tempted to cut off my business with them.

Posted by: Chupacabras at July 02, 2014 02:35 PM (kZVsz)

351 Like I said Marketing 101.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo
---------------------

Yeah..., well see, some of us have a problem with a company that 'markets' by lending legitimacy to behavior that is manifestly degenerate, and which many of us find repugnant and counter to a civil society. But, that's just us....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, hiding behind a Proxy at July 02, 2014 02:35 PM (1Mxs7)

352 You'll have it Our Way.

Posted by: Burger Queen at July 02, 2014 02:35 PM (QupBk)

353 Less then 1% of the locations are NOT franchisee owned.

But yes, Corporate had to sign off on it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 02, 2014 02:35 PM (MwE3h)

354 Love it. They showed their true colors as fascists.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (DrWcr)
----------------
I especially liked when he had her feel his bicep to provide he was spared for The War on Women.

Posted by: shredded & melted chi at July 02, 2014 02:35 PM (3hiVI)

355 All the restrooms have glory holes...standard

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:36 PM (2cfUo)

356 And you can choose to eat or nor eat the gay
whopper. Nobody is forcing you to buy it. It's a fucking sandwich for
crying out loud. It won't turn you gay, I promise.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:22 PM (0LHZx)

It is ominous for what it represents. Would Swastika wrappings bother you?


If not, why not?



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:36 PM (Vutl+)

357 Moo is getting verklempt.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:36 PM (RDgc/)

358 320 "Moo Moo and jwest both have value/character problems. If the activity in question makes money then it is 'good'."


I would say Moo Moo and jwest have the ability to look at something in context and understand the wider implications, instead of taking a knee-jerk, pitchforks and torches, gather the mob for an impromptu lynching approach.

Posted by: jwest at July 02, 2014 02:36 PM (u2a4R)

359 Autocorrect hates me.

*prove he was prepared...

Posted by: shredded & melted chi at July 02, 2014 02:37 PM (3hiVI)

360 Great except for "Gay Pride" has been about self expression in two ways for the last decade. Public indecency, and coercive, sometimes violent, censorship of all opinions opposing marriage redefinition. So that's what BK wants to support? I've always tried to separate a business' political stance from their product, but this deliberately crosses that line. I'm done with you BK.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 02, 2014 02:37 PM (uvjrz)

361 The Black Pride Whopper: The shit is big.

(Which would actually work as a tag for the Pride Whopper as well.)

Posted by: Rich Fader at July 02, 2014 02:37 PM (LeeQi)

362 Which is fine -- if you believe any press is good press. But for an impulse purchase with numerous other options, taking a divisive political stand is probably not a winner.---
the press will ensure that the press is good press

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 02, 2014 02:37 PM (SO2Q8)

363 While I respect the right to company to do so, I also have the right to say "And you're really pandering in a stupid way here."
Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 months! at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (HDwDg)

About a month or so back Ace had a post about how companies pander to various constituencies after that one guy at the software company got fired for donating to Prop. 8. Yeah, companies shouldn't pander. Other things shouldn't happen either. Companies will pander to avoid pain, controversey and other headaches - always have, always will -so the thing to do is to train them to fear pain coming from you. Just quietly avoid them while they are doing Gay Burger Hour or whatever it is called and return when they finish it. Fast food is a cut-throat business and they will notice the sales dip and rebound and will put two and two together.

Otherwise - good luck with being a new daddy in six months. Better stock up on sleep while you can.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:37 PM (hLRSq)

364 348 We refuse to be out-gayed.
We are immediately releasing the BJ Big Mac and our BustaNut Coconut Shakes!

McDonald's: Gayer Than Burger King

Posted by: McDonald's at July 02, 2014 02:34 PM (ZPrif)

Buy two burgers, get a free blowjob from Team Leader Dirk!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 02, 2014 02:37 PM (oFCZn)

365 I think a bigger question is that Burger King (unlike a beer company) is also a family business - and they're sponsoring the "Pride" parade.

If anybody hasn't seen it in person (I have), I suggest going to Zombie's site so you can see what it's like when 40 year old men walk down the street naked, and have sex and masturbate in public. It's really neat. One reason I boycott SF as much as possible, and won't do business there.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at July 02, 2014 02:38 PM (7HjKx)

366 naturally this is all fault of the idiotic semi conservative types who were afraid to sound disrespectful to big anus.

You are surprised we are at this point? you shouldn't, you have been an enabler all along.

Prepare yourself for the gay-cola, gaIKEA, Gaywiser, gaymentos, gayM&Ms and if you complain you are a bigot and a hater and you will be fired from your workplace and sent to re-education camps.

Next step is having doctors and paediatricians on TV claiming that babies bought from Vietnam and raised by 2 homos fare better than the ones grown by a biological mother and father and all the scientific community will bow down to Big Anus once again.

Following step, remove children from conservative families (a bonus if they are also chuch goers) to deliver them to our better big anuses.

Was it that painful to grow a pair of balls and have some spine and stop this lunacy 15 years ago?

Putin is right and will go down in history as one of the greatest politicians of our time on par with Churchill. Russia will survive the decline.

And no, I am not paid by KGB to troll.

Posted by: fromabroad at July 02, 2014 02:38 PM (rnV3B)

367
kind of gives new meaning to "hold the pickle" doesn't it?

Posted by: kj at July 02, 2014 02:38 PM (lKyWE)

368
I'd need access to a database with that information. You know of one?



Heck, I could even make it "value neutral." If you *want* to
support a company that supports Cause X, that's fine- you can find it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at July 02, 2014 02:23 PM (PYAXX)'

There is an existing national database. When we discussed this a month or so ago, someone posted a link to it. No, I don't have it, but I did look at it and I know there is such a database.

I shoulda kept the link, and I might even have done so, but i've got so many now I can't keep up with them.

Anyone out there know about this database of liberal and conservative companies in the US?



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:38 PM (Vutl+)

369 When I go out to eat and spent MY hard earned money, I want good food, good drink, and NONE OF YOUR FUCKIN POLITICS IN MY FACE. But that's just me
Oh a clean place to piss is nice also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (t3UFN)

370 340
>>> 163 Calm down peeps....this is at one location...in San
Francisco, you know the place where lots of gays live? Don't worry, the
gay burger won't try to bite you at your local BK.



Calm down, it's just one baker in Colorado.


Calm down, it's just a one illegal alien.

Posted by: noone, really at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (jYxCp)

371 And no, I am not paid by KGB to troll.

***

You troll free of charge?

Bless your heart.

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (7XKHI)

372
MooMoo is just trolling now.
Posted by: The Jackhole




Frankly, people who troll just to get yelled at have some weird abuse fetish. Pretty creepy.

But cheaper than paying a German prostitute, I guess.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (kdS6q)

373
Can I just experiment with the gay burger? You know, to piss off my daddy? And then go back to the regular hoagy when I'm ready to settle down and have some hot guy take care of me?

Posted by: That hot chick who lived down the hall in your dorm at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (Xv7f/)

374 Of course it's pandering; That's what marketing is. What do you think a Santa in a mall is? It's pandering to Christians. What do you think "Memorial Day Sales" are? Pandering. It's all pandering. Every ad you see on TV is pandering to some group of people.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (0LHZx)

Santa is pandering to kids. And he is a marketing tool to encourage parents to buy more stuff for their kids, whether they are Christian or not. The vast majority of non church going population still does Santa for their kids.

Memorial day sales are pandering to whom? Dead soldiers?


This thing with Burger King is simply a bribe being paid to keep the gays and their footsoldiers off the demonstration wagon. It's more like insurance. If Burger King does as much visible stuff as possible to proclaim themselves "gay supporters" , maybe they will be left alone..for now.

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (7vYgo)

375 I would say Moo Moo and jwest have the ability to look at something in context and understand the wider implications, instead of taking a knee-jerk, pitchforks and torches, gather the mob for an impromptu lynching approach.
Posted by: jwest at July 02, 2014 02:36 PM (u2a4R)

You are such a spoil-sport.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (hLRSq)

376 This isn't Burger King. Those places are franchises run by separate
individuals. This place in SF is the only one that has done this. The
manager is probably teh ghey and BK had nothing to do with those
wrappers.

Posted by: Vic at July 02, 2014 02:18 PM (T2V/1)


That's what I thought, too. But then, from the linked article:

It showcases who we are as a brand," says Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King. "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression.

Posted by: CQD at July 02, 2014 02:40 PM (7oUgp)

377
Brendon Ayanbadejo, Connor Barwin, Scott Fujita, Steve Gleason, Chris Gocong, Chris Kluwe, Donte Stallwort

Help me out here... the "Queersome Septsome"?

What?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 02, 2014 02:40 PM (E2ZCH)

378 >>>Well I guess BK has decided that the % of people who will be alienated by a rainbow colored wrapper is pretty small.

Well we'll have to work to show otherwise. The sensible thing to do unless we want every innocuous thing marketed to identity politics is no reject it with our dollars when we see it. BK just went under gas station Doritos when it comes to fast food.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 02, 2014 02:40 PM (uvjrz)

379 Burger Queen proudly announces the Fur Burger*.


*at limited locations

Posted by: Burger Queen at July 02, 2014 02:40 PM (QupBk)

380 I would say Moo Moo and jwest have the ability to look at something in context and understand the wider implications, instead of taking a knee-jerk, pitchforks and torches, gather the mob for an impromptu lynching approach.

Like asserting that clearly the TEA-party slandering mailers to vote were Thad Cochran were a Democrat plot.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 02, 2014 02:40 PM (KPPLJ)

381 The whole gay marriage thing is explicitly sold as
being necessary because gays need psychological validation and the
theoretical concept of a heteronormative marriage that almost none of
them will engage in until their dotage will give it to them.





Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2014 02:28 PM (T0NGe)


Kind of like when the shrinks took homosexuality out of the "mental illness" category even though they still had a higher incidence of suicide, which I believe flew in the face of how other groups with high suicide rates were handled. As I've said before, how are homos who are "married" dealing with feeling just the same as they did previously? Or worse? The pursuit of happiness is not the same as the attainment of it.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 02, 2014 02:41 PM (HUvCC)

382 Obvious discrimination against lesbians. Apparently BK is only capable of making veiled penis jokes with their gay meals. Where's the fish sandwich, hmm? RACOHOMOISLAMAPHOBISM!

Posted by: Brian at July 02, 2014 02:41 PM (WbLYr)

383 If anybody hasn't seen it in person (I have), I suggest going to Zombie's site so you can see what it's like

But don't do it at work, or with children in the room.

Posted by: HR at July 02, 2014 02:41 PM (/kI1Q)

384 It' probably been said already, but I would be suspicious of the mayonnaise.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 02, 2014 02:41 PM (8MjqI)

385 Burger Queen proudly announces the Fur Burger*.


*at limited locations
Posted by: Burger Queen at July 02, 2014 02:40 PM (QupBk)

Us "Old" guys have only heard this, but from what I hear, fur is out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:41 PM (t3UFN)

386 And no, I am not paid by KGB to troll.
Posted by: fromabroad at July 02, 2014 02:38 PM (rnV3B)


---------------------------------------


You should be.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (RDgc/)

387 375
I would say Moo Moo and jwest have the ability to look at something in
context and understand the wider implications, instead of taking a
knee-jerk, pitchforks and torches, gather the mob for an impromptu
lynching approach.

Posted by: jwest at July 02, 2014 02:36 PM (u2a4R)


Interesting , yet suicidal approach.

Posted by: white blood cells at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (jYxCp)

388 >>>376 This isn't Burger King. Those places are franchises run by separate individuals. This place in SF is the only one that has done this. The manager is probably teh ghey and BK had nothing to do with those wrappers.

Except he could lose his franchise for mucking with company branding.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (uvjrz)

389
260 "How long before someoneslaps their Johnson between the Whoppers buns packs their own buns with lettuce, pickles, onions and lots of mayo and posts it on YouTube. "


... it's for Diversity ...

Posted by: Hock Rudson at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (FlRtG)

390
They saved the breakfast items for the lesbians
the Blue Waffle

Posted by: Chuck H at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (2cfUo)

391 Somehow we don't think Nathan's will follow suit.

Posted by: Bobby Ahr at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (zmZ2x)

392 Posted by: jwest at July 02, 2014 02:36 PM (u2a4R

So wise one what are the wider moral implications of killing grandma to save a buck and celebrating buttfucking?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (FEguO)

393 A local franchise of one of the chains used to offer a Gilbert Brown Burger in Green Bay, I think about 3000 calories

Posted by: lurking grandma at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (3KIML)

394 As a brand, we welcome everyone, Machado tells TIME. We felt that the Proud Whopper could bring to life a message of equality, self expression, authenticity and just being who you are.


Because until BK wrapped their Whopper in a gay pride flag, the gays didn't realize they were welcome there!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at July 02, 2014 02:42 PM (5yoQV)

395 Next week they are introducing the Pride Dog:
8" of beef with cream cheese filling served with brown mustard and a chopped off pickle...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at July 02, 2014 02:43 PM (gwDMH)

396 The kids will really love these down at my new home for wayward Guatemalan boys.

Posted by: Harry Reid at July 02, 2014 02:43 PM (LISuA)

397 I will take the prolapsed Double Cheese with Penis Fries please

Posted by: Flaming Homo Seductively Sucking on a Shake at July 02, 2014 02:43 PM (32Ze2)

398 We will always have our delicious Krispy Kreme Krullers.

Posted by: Obama's Typical White Zombie Grandmother at July 02, 2014 02:44 PM (HKyCl)

399 Could I order the Kid's meal ?

Posted by: H. Ried at July 02, 2014 02:44 PM (2cfUo)

400 >>> And no, I am not paid by KGB to troll.

No? I hear it pays well.

Posted by: fluffy at July 02, 2014 02:44 PM (Ua6T/)

401 Target a small demographic, in an industry that faces relentless competition where you sell a product that has countless substitutes in a political climate where affinity has divided your prospective customers. Then appeal to the smallest most vocal group while ignoring the majority at the same time your target audience is alienating the majority.

Meanwhile your costs go up, minimum wage is going up and the currency is being deliberately devalued.

Yep, marketing 101.

Posted by: Constance Chicely at July 02, 2014 02:45 PM (8G56m)

402 Also worth noting, McD's goes out of it's way to advertise the fish sandwich, often while not referring to lent.



(They do occasionally, but the vast majority of their ads for it during lent don't.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 months! at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (HDwDg)


It's funny how the ads magically appear when people have dirty foreheads. I don't think I've ever heard a reference to Lent in the ads.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 02, 2014 02:45 PM (HUvCC)

403 No? I hear it pays well.
Posted by: fluffy at July 02, 2014 02:44 PM (Ua6T/)


Got a phone # or email? How well?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2014 02:45 PM (t3UFN)

404 Targeted marketing, no more, no less, and YOU are not in the target demo.

Posted by: steve walsh at July 02, 2014 02:46 PM (qRZ5f)

405 Will there be an Assless Chapsburger on the menu, too?

Posted by: Noam Sayen at July 02, 2014 02:46 PM (HFSaY)

406 That ain't nothin'.
Wait'll you taste our deep fried cock!

Posted by: Popeye's Chicken at July 02, 2014 02:46 PM (cL+9V)

407 Posted by: Mikey NTH -Show your Pride on the 4th of July! Rainbow Hissy Fits and Glittery Conniptions are Here at July 02, 2014 02:39 PM (hLRSq)

You're on the wrong side this time. The homosexual lobby and the effects on society to normalize it is a subject to become enraged.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 02, 2014 02:46 PM (FEguO)

408 jwest's trolling is getting too obvious.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 02, 2014 02:46 PM (HUvCC)

409 Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?



It's like Henry VIII's loyalty oath. Sign it, or lose your head.
Or in Chase's case, your job. 'Cuz if you don't support the LGBT
platform, you're clearly just one of those homophobic bigots we don't
want to keep around.

Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at July 02, 2014 02:29 PM (I/vNo)



The re-education camps are just around the corner

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:47 PM (1Jaio)

410 That ain't nothin'.
Wait'll you taste our deep fried cock!

***

It's the creamy dipping sauce that's troubling.

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:47 PM (7XKHI)

411
As if the ads with that creepy "King" weren't off-putting enough. I think I'll go have a Big Mac.

Posted by: model_1066 at July 02, 2014 02:47 PM (MGshu)

412 It showcases who we are as a brand," says Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King. "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression.



Posted by: CQD at July 02, 2014 02:40 PM (7oUgp)

Isn't "machado" Spanish slang for "naughty"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2014 02:47 PM (8Fl6F)

413 White heterosexuals. Not worth pandering to.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:48 PM (RDgc/)

414 Chik-fil-A, anyone?

Posted by: Hank at July 02, 2014 02:48 PM (4s67I)

415 Posted by: fromabroad at July 02, 2014 02:38 PM (rnV3B)


I support the right of a company to wrap their burgers in whatever they want to, up to and including swaztikas, Confederate flags, F-bombs or whatever else their little heart desires, as long as it meets health standards, because this is supposed to be free fucking country.

But I gotta say, "Big Anus" is just hysterical.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 02, 2014 02:48 PM (yJlOq)

416
"It showcases who we are as a brand," says Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King.




His previous job? Real cite:

Fernando Machado

Unilever - Global Brand Development Director - Vaseline

http://tinyurl.com/kyfkypw

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2014 02:48 PM (kdS6q)

417 Is this sanctioned by BK corporate? or is it just the stool pushers in the Bay Area mocking straights?

Posted by: effit at July 02, 2014 02:48 PM (LZKvb)

418 As if the ads with that creepy "King" weren't off-putting enough.

***

That poor guy who woke up with the King in his bed....

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:49 PM (7XKHI)

419 "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression."


I got your self expression right here!

(Wait, can I do that if I'm not gay?)

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 02, 2014 02:49 PM (8MjqI)

420 Because I'm kosher, I won't eat that shit, but why don't conservatives boycott like the left does?

Posted by: Avi at July 02, 2014 02:49 PM (ro9cy)

421 Jamie Dimon Diagnosed With Throat Cancer: What He CanExpect






What was he sticking down that throat that gave him cancer? Maybe they can give a survey on whether he's worth saving

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:49 PM (1Jaio)

422 It's the creamy dipping sauce that's troubling.
Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:47 PM (7XKHI)


-------------------------------------


It's the gerbil-fries that'll bring 'em in.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:49 PM (RDgc/)

423 Next week they are introducing the Pride Dog:
8" of beef with cream cheese filling served with brown mustard and a chopped off pickle...
****************
Served Balls deep in a floppy bun.

Posted by: Flaming Homo Seductively Sucking on a Shake at July 02, 2014 02:49 PM (32Ze2)

424 Fernando Machado

Unilever - Global Brand Development Director - Vaseline

***

You just can't make up shit like that.

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:50 PM (7XKHI)

425 Will they offer Thick-and-Curly fries to go with the GayBurger?

Posted by: Noam Sayen at July 02, 2014 02:51 PM (HFSaY)

426 I say jwest is always good for a laugh due to the absurd things he says regarding most issues and moo moo is an annoying asshole with a bad attitude.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Adam at July 02, 2014 02:51 PM (G8ga7)

427 Ironic as it may be, the assessment of Putin,in comparison to Barky is as much right, as it is wrong.

Putin is trying to expand Russia's influence in the world.

Barky won't be satisfied till a hurricane hits us, and we have to appeal to Haiti for emergency aid.


And Haiti won't accept our phone call.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 02, 2014 02:51 PM (MwE3h)

428 Is this sanctioned by BK corporate? or is it just the stool pushers in the Bay Area mocking straights?
Posted by: effit at July 02, 2014 02:48 PM (LZKvb)


----------------------------------------


Yes, corporate is involved. Refer to recent comment upthread.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:51 PM (RDgc/)

429 >>>402 Also worth noting, McD's goes out of it's way to advertise the fish sandwich, often while not referring to lent.

A lot of fast food chains advertise fish or vegetarian options during lent. To date I've never seen even one of them actually mention, Lent, Catholicism, Or wrap a fishwich in a depiction of Christ in the Desert. It's one thing to have products intended for a demographic and marketed to their needs, and to market directly to the demographic affiliation.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 02, 2014 02:51 PM (uvjrz)

430 Yes, corporate is involved. Refer to recent comment upthread.

I read that right after I posted. Doh!

Posted by: effit at July 02, 2014 02:52 PM (LZKvb)

431 True fact: I haven't eaten anything from BK for some time now, since I realized that it always gave me the s**ts. Maybe they'll start offering an enema on the beverages menu.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 02, 2014 02:52 PM (8MjqI)

432 Long as BK doesn't dick with my bacon double cheeseburger, I'm good.
.
.
.
.
What?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at July 02, 2014 02:53 PM (N9I+M)

433 @409

Or the psychiatric hospitals, as we are treated for our acute social alienation disorders.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at July 02, 2014 02:53 PM (HZLYB)

434 Balled Park Franks! They plump when you suck them!

Posted by: Balled Park Franks at July 02, 2014 02:54 PM (QupBk)

435 t showcases who we are as a brand," says Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King. "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression.


Who wants to bet me that "Fernando Machado" is , umm, light in the loafers? He is Brazilian, but has been living in London. Won a bunch of awards for his branding campaigns while working at Unilver, particularly the Dove soap campaigns.

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 02:54 PM (7vYgo)

436
11 304 Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?


Yes. Despicable and terrifying, that. Of all today's fresh hell, that was the most disturbing.


Posted by: Citizen X at July 02, 2014 02:30 PM (7ObY1)



What Moo Moo doesn't seem to get is that this stuff is Gleichschaltung


http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Gleichschaltung


You should be afraid. You should be very afraid.

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:54 PM (Vutl+)

437 True fact: I haven't eaten anything from BK for some time now, since I realized that it always gave me the s**ts. Maybe they'll start offering an enema on the beverages menu.
Posted by: bergerbilder at July 02, 2014 02:52 PM (8MjqI)


-----------------------------------------


It'll be a rainbow enema.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:55 PM (RDgc/)

438 What Moo Moo doesn't seem to get is that this stuff is Gleichschaltung


http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Gleichschaltung


You should be afraid. You should be very afraid.


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:54 PM (Vutl+)



What Moo Moo doesn't seem to get is pretty much everything

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 02:55 PM (1Jaio)

439 316
Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?



***



Loyalty oaths for the 21st century.

Posted by: Tail Gunner Joe at July 02, 2014 02:31 PM (Xv7f/)


This stuff is Gleichschaltung

http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Gleichschaltung

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:56 PM (Vutl+)

440 We all know what Moo Moo gets. And it's the only thing he cares about.

Posted by: cool arrow at July 02, 2014 02:56 PM (7XKHI)

441 Burger Queen is proud to introduce our Barney Franks.

Posted by: Burger Queen at July 02, 2014 02:57 PM (QupBk)

442 A lot of fast food chains advertise fish or
vegetarian options during lent. To date I've never seen even one of them
actually mention, Lent, Catholicism, Or wrap a fishwich in a depiction
of Christ in the Desert. It's one thing to have products intended for a
demographic and marketed to their needs, and to market directly to the
demographic affiliation.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 02, 2014 02:51 PM (uvjrz)

Not to mention, there people out there who just prefer fish to red meat, for utterly uncontroversial personal reasons. Me, I'd eat a whale-burger if they offered it. Whale meat is tasty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2014 02:57 PM (8Fl6F)

443 That they think this will bring in the kiddies is pretty hilarious.



Then again, it just might. The kiddies love them some fags.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (oFCZn)


I blame "Glee."

It's made being faggy "glamorous."



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 02:59 PM (Vutl+)

444 Hoping no offense to the poster of the same name:

New from Burger King, the Zombie Whopper.

Comes in a special black wrapper with the insciption: "We are all dead inside."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 02, 2014 02:59 PM (YEelc)

445 Not to mention, there people out there who just prefer fish to red meat, for utterly uncontroversial personal reasons. Me, I'd eat a whale-burger if they offered it. Whale meat is tasty.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2014 02:57 PM (8Fl6F)


-------------------------------------------


I like fried whale liver and onions. And whale brains and eggs.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:59 PM (RDgc/)

446 "We are all the same inside."

Except for the, you know, wiener not lodged up my ass.


Which, while we're here, BK missed a golden opportunity to truly expand market share by putting hot dogs on the menu.

Posted by: BuddyPC at July 02, 2014 03:00 PM (jfUIE)

447 I like fried whale liver and onions. And whale brains and eggs.

Posted by: Soona at July 02, 2014 02:59 PM (RDgc/)

Just don't order the whale brains from the Congressional Cafeteria. You might contract Chronic (money) Wasting Disease.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2014 03:03 PM (8Fl6F)

448 "The whole gay marriage thing is explicitly sold as being necessary because gays need psychological validation "

bingo

for this reason alone homosexuality should have never been removed from the list of mental diseases.

Posted by: fromabroad at July 02, 2014 03:03 PM (rnV3B)

449 So I eat one gay whopper Now I'm gay for life

Posted by: Doug at July 02, 2014 03:04 PM (H6fvX)

450 435, I thought the same thing when I saw the name Fernando Machado. He probably wears pink lace Underoos and has a pet chihuahua named Grace Slick.

Posted by: MacGuffin73 at July 02, 2014 03:04 PM (ErNu5)

451 Honestly, around here the MacDee's drive throughs are 10 cars deep 7x24, I'm shocked to see a car at the BK drive through.

Posted by: effit at July 02, 2014 03:05 PM (LZKvb)

452

D-Lamp:

Woki reports that your links do not exist, then redirects to a quasi-disambiguation page:

"Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. Please search for Wiki/Gleichschaltung in Wikipedia to check for alternative titles or spellings."

The page has search links ... which one do you recommend?

Posted by: Arbalest at July 02, 2014 03:06 PM (FlRtG)

453 Sadly, I'd have to start eating at BK in order to stop.

Posted by: toby928(C) at July 02, 2014 03:07 PM (QupBk)

454 Hamburgler? Gay. Burger King? Gay. Fernando Machado? Kevin Spacey gay.

Posted by: MacGuffin73 at July 02, 2014 03:08 PM (ErNu5)

455 Only three Weinerschnitzels in the SFBay area.
Seems like . . .something. . . something...marketing 101

http://tinyurl.com/lzn6xb3

The best referral seems to be the Bacon Dog Cart when you are extremely drunk.

Posted by: Constance Chicely at July 02, 2014 03:08 PM (8G56m)

456
Woki reports that your links do not exist, then redirects to a quasi-disambiguation page:



"Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. Please
search for Wiki/Gleichschaltung in Wikipedia to check for alternative
titles or spellings."



The page has search links ... which one do you recommend?



Posted by: Arbalest at July 02, 2014 03:06 PM (FlRtG)

Just do a web search on the word "Gleichschaltung."


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 03:09 PM (Vutl+)

457 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleichschaltung

Posted by: Chris Balsz at July 02, 2014 03:09 PM (HZLYB)

458 What a brilliant marketing plan because when I think about eating a burger I want it associated with one man sticking his dick in another man's anus.

I'm not hungry for BK now. Great work there marketing genius.

Posted by: Full Circle at July 02, 2014 03:10 PM (8q1xO)

459 But I gotta say, "Big Anus" is just hysterical.

I thought that was Moochelle?

Posted by: Ian S. at July 02, 2014 03:10 PM (B/VB5)

460 It means forcing everything to be the same, and specifically regards cultural/social ideas.


It is what the Nazis did as regarding public opinion of the Jews. They decided everyone needed to believe the same thing, and they forced everyone to accept their dominant narrative.


Dissenters were punished.


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 02, 2014 03:11 PM (Vutl+)

461 "Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact
name. Please search for Wiki/Gleichschaltung in Wikipedia to check for
alternative titles or spellings."



The page has search links ... which one do you recommend?



Posted by: Arbalest at July 02, 2014 03:06 PM (FlRtG)


The link he gave has a space in it. Remove the space and the article on Gliechschaltung will appear.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 02, 2014 03:12 PM (8MjqI)

462 Why does a fucking burger have to be political now? Shouldn't they be working on making the burger look like it does in the ads rather than gross us out with gayness? This is a priority for Burger King?

Are they trying to avoid being mau-maued? Who's funding the mau-mauers, and how do we target them?

Posted by: Iblis at July 02, 2014 03:13 PM (9221z)

463 10 Haven't been able to eat at Burger King in about 15 years. Got really sick after eating there and since then just thinking about it makes me nauseous.
Posted by: Adam at July 02, 2014 02:01 PM (G8ga7)

I got amoebic dysentery from a Burger King in Panama (whilst pregnant.) It put me in a Panamanian hospital for a week. Nasty, gross food.

As for the identity politics-I'm sick of all of it. Do your job, do what you want in your home, and pay for it yourself.

Posted by: Moki at July 02, 2014 03:14 PM (EvHC8)

464 The fail here is truly remarkable. At first I figured this was a local San Fran moron but global? Global?

"Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King"

I'll be bypassing my local 'non-homosexual' BK just the same. Brilliant.

Posted by: Full Circle at July 02, 2014 03:14 PM (8q1xO)

465
457 Chris Balsz

Thanks. Your link works. It looks identical to the others, which do not.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 02, 2014 03:14 PM (FlRtG)

466 In a sense, the BK/gay slogan "we are all the same inside" IS ENTIRELY CORRECT.

This is because the whole "homosexuality is genetic" argument is bogus. Gays are people who *chose* to be gay. They were not born that way, having some somewhat genetic or epigenetic compoment that makes them that way.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 02, 2014 03:15 PM (YYJjz)

467 Probably better to order your Proud Whopper without the secret sauce. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Mike James at July 02, 2014 03:16 PM (2x0sM)

468 The fail here is truly remarkable. At first I figured this was a local San Fran moron but global? Global?

"Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King"

I'll be bypassing my local 'non-homosexual' BK just the same. Brilliant.
Posted by: Full Circle at July 02, 2014 03:14 PM (8q1xO)

Well, let's see if sales fall. Mr. Machado might find himself no longer the shiny new branding manager with a shelf full of awards. He does have to answer to a CEO.

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 03:18 PM (7vYgo)

469 Hey kids, get in the car. Gay burgers for everyone!

Posted by: Full Circle at July 02, 2014 03:19 PM (8q1xO)

470 Sam Adams, Guiness, Burger King- Dead to me.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at July 02, 2014 03:21 PM (IVgIK)

471 If you go in and order "one o' them fagburgers", do they serve you or call the Thought Police?

And what about non-carbon-based life forms? Just forget them, I guess. Bigots.

Posted by: HAL at July 02, 2014 03:21 PM (s7QM/)

472 Pixey?

Why do you hate me?

Posted by: Constance Chicely at July 02, 2014 03:23 PM (8G56m)

473 New from Starbucks: The Ejaculatté

Posted by: Lickmuffin at July 02, 2014 03:26 PM (oMNfV)

474 the gay whopper.

I got nuthin'

you can't parody real life.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at July 02, 2014 03:26 PM (x3YFz)

475 If you go in and order "one o' them fagburgers", do they serve you or call the Thought Police?

And what about non-carbon-based life forms? Just forget them, I guess. Bigots.

Posted by: HAL at July 02, 2014 03:21 PM (s7QM/)

so doing that. I'll record it and put it on my website. Might take 'till Sunday but I'll get it done.

"Two fagburgers, please, hold the mayo."

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at July 02, 2014 03:28 PM (x3YFz)

476 Why are you teatards so upset about me using bought Democrat votes to stay in power. I'm just catering to a demographic.

Posted by: Thad Cochran at July 02, 2014 03:28 PM (fiRHA)

477 so doing that. I'll record it and put it on my website. Might take 'till Sunday but I'll get it done.

"Two fagburgers, please, hold the mayo."

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at July 02, 2014 03:28 PM (x3YFz)


Um. Either you are not planning to eat the burgers you order, or you aren't thinking this all the way through. People who prepare and serve you food are absolutely at the top of the list of people you don't want to piss off.

Posted by: CQD at July 02, 2014 03:32 PM (7oUgp)

478
These are the new questions Chase is asking its employees, from WZ:
1) A person with disabilities; 2) A person with children with disabilities; 3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities; 4) A member of the LGBT community. 5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.
Why do they not word the disability questions the same way they do the gay ones, or vice versa. Say "are you a member of the disability community," are you an ally of the disability. OR, ask are you a person who is gay, do you have gay family members, etc.

Because while I have gay family members and friends who I love, and I am 100% an ally of them individually, I have serious, serious problems with certain aspects and tenents of the gay community as a whole. Even a lot of gays do as well. So to lump my support in with the "commuity," I would say no to that. And then get fired I suppose. I'm guessing they leave no room for you to explain your answers.

Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2014 03:33 PM (yRwC8)

479

"You know how I know you're gay?"

"How?"

"Because you eat at Burger King."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2014 03:35 PM (kdS6q)

480 Starbucks Ejaculatta = Threadwinner for the week.

Posted by: Jaws at July 02, 2014 03:36 PM (eKZp1)

481 Mcds should market their special sauce in the gay community.

Posted by: Avi at July 02, 2014 03:37 PM (jo1ah)

482 Um. Either you are not planning to eat the burgers you order, or you aren't thinking this all the way through. People who prepare and serve you food are absolutely at the top of the list of people you don't want to piss off.

Posted by: CQD at July 02, 2014 03:32 PM (7oUgp)

silly, it's a given that I don't even pay for them from the start.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at July 02, 2014 03:37 PM (x3YFz)

483 "Well, let's see if sales fall. Mr. Machado might find himself no longer the shiny new branding manager with a shelf full of awards. He does have to answer to a CEO."

Wrong, Big Anus is able to fire CEOs ask the Mozilla CEO.

Burger King's CEO does not want to be fired, having is porche vandalised, be sent to re education camps etc

Posted by: fromabroad at July 02, 2014 03:43 PM (rnV3B)

484 478
What exactly are the questions?

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 03:43 PM (7vYgo)

485
Gay Whopper?
Does that mean it comes with extra pickle?
Maybe it's Gay because the pickle is imbedded in the meat?

Posted by: charles nelson reilly at July 02, 2014 03:46 PM (VDovR)

486 I saw Gay Whopper open for The Butthole Surfers in 94.

Posted by: Obama's Historical Place in History at July 02, 2014 03:47 PM (MlqTY)

487 Self-congratulation as a political philosophy....somehow I think something has been lost since 1776.

Posted by: SarahW at July 02, 2014 03:47 PM (Lbv/k)

488 In response Jack in the box will now be known as Jack off in the box!!!

Posted by: Alli Fite at July 02, 2014 03:48 PM (ewODN)

489 Hold your pickle
Toss your lettuce
Pandering to certain groups won't upset
Have it your gay
at Burger Queen

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2014 03:51 PM (1Jaio)

490 Big hot slab o' meat between two plump white buns. Amirite?!?

Posted by: Kate58 at July 02, 2014 03:52 PM (oLZsm)

491 Our gay burgers are the same shade as Clinton Tucker's ass.

Posted by: Burger King at July 02, 2014 03:54 PM (8q1xO)

492 Our Whopper Jr.'s are for twinks.

Posted by: Burger King at July 02, 2014 03:57 PM (8q1xO)

493 "Two FagBurgers, a large order of Rocky Mountain Oysters, and some Cream Puddings."

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at July 02, 2014 03:58 PM (gwDMH)

494 "Would you like to try or special for today, Semen Surprise?"

"Sure."

"OK, lean in real close to window #2."

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at July 02, 2014 04:00 PM (gwDMH)

495 Interesting article at American Thinker about the actual world view of LGBT's and their effort to convince all that they are 75% of the population.
http://tinyurl.com/pz8w6k5

Posted by: Jen at July 02, 2014 04:05 PM (7vYgo)

496 Because Burger King is both a fag, and a racist.

Posted by: someguy at July 02, 2014 04:15 PM (xlCX2)

497 Well that guy they had prancing around in a King costume for years was always pretty gay, or creepy, or something, already...

Posted by: Optimizer at July 02, 2014 04:17 PM (saDM3)

498 "These are the new questions Chase is asking its employees, from WZ:
1) A person with disabilities; 2) A person with children with disabilities; 3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities; 4) A member of the LGBT community. 5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT."

"6) Former ally gone rogue and disavowed by LGBT community" would be appropriate but probably not acceptable unless you're applying for the IT department.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at July 02, 2014 04:23 PM (HZLYB)

499 BK tastes like shite so it should go over well.

Posted by: JB at July 02, 2014 04:32 PM (3f3VM)

500 >>>Well I guess BK has decided that the % of people who will be alienated by a rainbow colored wrapper is pretty small.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 02, 2014 02:32 PM (0LHZx)>>>

Maybe. I suspect that it is more likely that they didn't even do the analysis. Which is, again, stupid. Many businesses (especially public companies) appear to no longer be in the business of making money, but in the business of community organizing.

Posted by: gm at July 02, 2014 04:36 PM (/kBoL)

501 If we're all the same wouldn't we just have the same whopper without the different wrappers? I guess branding people is cool now. What's next a star of David wrapper on Jewish Whoppers?

People are all the same, but ... er ... Be Your Way? No contradiction there.

Posted by: Southern Raised at July 02, 2014 04:37 PM (6Hspk)

502 >>>Um. Either you are not planning to eat the burgers you order, or you aren't thinking this all the way through. People who prepare and serve you food are absolutely at the top of the list of people you don't want to piss off.
Posted by: CQD at July 02, 2014 03:32 PM (7oUgp)>>>

One of the fundamental principles that I try to live by is: don't complain about the service at a restaurant until AFTER you've gotten your food. I HATE going out to eat with someone who starts complaining before I've gotten my food. Those people are on my shit list and don't get to go out with me any more.

Posted by: gm at July 02, 2014 04:41 PM (/kBoL)

503 If you don't want the rainbow wrapper just order it bareback.

Posted by: Burger King at July 02, 2014 05:12 PM (8q1xO)

504 I guess the Pedo Burgers will be made from veal.

Posted by: Saltydonnie at July 02, 2014 05:31 PM (i6shs)

505 Why not? Their burgers already come with a rainbow hue.

Posted by: Saltydonnie at July 02, 2014 05:31 PM (i6shs)

506 Did you see the story today where Chase Bank is asking its employees to confirm that they're on the LGBT bandwagon?

Iowahawk's already having fun with it.

"I swear to God it's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and we've been taken over by a bunch of dipshit activists from Planet College."

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at July 02, 2014 05:42 PM (PMGbu)

507 Good to know they think they can survive on that 3% that are gay.

I'm not eating there ever again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 02, 2014 05:44 PM (JS0vr)

508 The " Proud Whopper" may or may not contain a very special sauce.

Posted by: steevy at July 02, 2014 07:23 PM (zqvg6)

509 So let me see if I understand this...

There is NO difference to how the "Proud Whopper" is MADE... it's just a CHOICE of a different wrapper?

I'm pretty sure that's homophobic.

Posted by: malclave at July 02, 2014 07:55 PM (W1Ndc)

510 probably been said already, but...

"we're all the same inside"?

I don't have a penis in any of my orifices, so I call bullshit on this.

Posted by: tintex at July 02, 2014 08:11 PM (Owu1X)

511 I'm just wondering if the Pride Whopper only has mayo for a topping.

Posted by: Me at July 02, 2014 09:07 PM (5lEsf)

512 from jen's link

So, an amendment was proposed formally put forward by Uruguay that would acknowledge that various forms of the family exist.This amendment would cover not just samesex couples, of course, but families where grandparents raise the kids, or single parent families anything other than the assumed norm of the traditional family. And it would make clear that subsequent UN action could not be used as a club against families diverging from that norm. But as soon as Uruguay proposed the amendment, Russia pulled a little used administrative trick a no action motion to prevent it from even being discussed.

underestimate Russia at your own peril

Posted by: fromabroad at July 03, 2014 12:29 PM (rnV3B)

513 We take a chunk of greasy meat, cram it between two buns, and call it Whopper Pride.

Posted by: BK Marketing Pitch at July 03, 2014 07:50 PM (6ahup)

514 Lets be openminded and fair/equal people.
Burger tyrant should also supply;
Camels and goats for muslims,
young boys and girls for homo/gay radicals that like their prey tender and various other beasts for bestiality practitioners. Transgenders, transvestites, transexuals and other pervs and deviants will require more efforts on Burger tyrants part....to be equally fair...of course !

Posted by: ron n. at July 03, 2014 10:31 PM (c7HxG)

515 http://www.pal.am/story_view.php?ID=197
Sale Birkenstock Gizeh http://noosacarferries.com

Posted by: Sale Birkenstock Gizeh at July 06, 2014 11:01 AM (vSrb5)

516 Really? Burger King caters to a particular sect of America? Isn't that discrimination? Where is my white-burger, Afro-burger, straight-hetro-burger options?

Posted by: Danny Hetro Caucasian at July 07, 2014 12:05 PM (YR28C)

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Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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