Culture, Music

Mary J Blige’s Unaired Burger King Commercials

These are not a joke?  If you remember over the past couple weeks there had been rumors of Mary doing some Burger King commercials which were quite embarrassing and that they never were able to air.  Well, below are the secretly obtained video of Mary J Blige commercials for Burger King.  It is quite easy to see why these never saw the light of day.  For the record, these could be absolutely fake, but we are taking them for face value and going to believe they are the real deal.

Here is more background:

Burger King pulled a commercial starring R&B singer Mary J. Blige following controversy over her appearance and the context of the food advertised.

The fast-food chain said it discontinued the commercial April 3 due to music licensing concerns, not because of the widespread criticism it received from African-Americans, according to the Associated Press.

The ad was released the week of April 2 and features Blige singing the ingredients of the restaurant’s new chicken wrap sandwich. The video quickly went viral upon its release and raised a few eyebrows in the African-American community.

Janell Hazelwood, a columnist for business publication Black Enterprise, wrote that the commercial did “damage” to Blige’s brand and “reminded many of us that stereotypes of dancing, singing, and chicken-loving black people still remain prevalent in the hearts and minds of advertisers.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJ2Arlnk0I[/youtube]

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