Thursday, April 05, 2012

Mary J. Blige Addresses Burger King Ad


Mary J. Blige addresses her controversial Burger King ad [click here if you missed that] claiming the version online was a rough edit that was not supposed to be released...

Mary tells TMZ
"I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you're a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw go out."

"I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that's not what was happening in that clip."

Burger King also released a statement apologizing to Mary for airing the commercial.
"We would like to apologize to Mary J. and all of her fans for airing an ad that was not final."

and in case you missed it




56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wait, so the Salma Hayek, David Beckham and Jay Leno ads all came out at the same time with NO complaints, but Mary's wasn't "final?" OH OK.

Mary, girl, you played yourself for even THINKING about a chicken commercial. Then BK played you even worse. They clearly didn't "understand-estimate your intelligents" because you have none to begin with.

Check the fine print on that GED you got 'cause I think you might have missed a few classes.

Anonymous said...

I believe you Mary because I wear rose colored glasses. My 20/20 vision also tells me that if your man can't help you to make good decisions u might need to drop his no good ass. just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Unfinished or not, why are you singing about chicken wraps. Someone trying to make a name for themselves uses commercials to get their face out there. Tyrese was unknown and sang for coca cola, I havent seen him do a commercial since and he's no where as big as Mary

Anonymous said...

Talk about a chip on the shoulder. So she was singing about chicken...black people are not suppose to like chicken. Excuse me while I throw out my watermelon...sensitive much? African AMERICANS love to hold onto shit and cry about bullshit.

Speaking with my Chinese friends they will tell you quick that NO ONE likes chicken like the Chinese and they say it proudly.

But no, American Blacks are so consumed with what 'they' think about them.

The commerical was wack and it had nothing to do with a black woman singing about chicken.

Anonymous said...

Mary just needs to keep her mouth shut and let this fade away.

Anonymous said...

LIARS!!!! THEY TRYNA COVER THEIR ASSES FROM THE BACKLASH!!!!

Quiana said...

Ok she must think we are dumb

Anonymous said...

If she was gonna do a commercial, she shoulda done it over in Asia where "nobody"(meaning in America) would see it like other celebs do, so as not to seem down on their luck and needing the money.

Bee Gee said...

I aint even trippin off the singing about chicken. Regardless of what she said and what the so-called "final" product may have been, her ass was still on top of that table poppin' her neck talkin bout "whasindanewchickenwraps?"

I bet Mary wasn't upset with a gotdam thing until the ad bombed and niggas start callin' her out on it. Suddenly, she's upset and BK is apologetic. Get the fuck outta here..

Anonymous said...

Come and get it!! That is what made it worse....I am sorry everytime I hear that commercial I start laughing at her ass.....Although I do think it was in poor taste it aint that serious tho.....she did walk away with 2 million dollars.

Anonymous said...

*sings*

Crispy Chicken,
Fresh Lettuce,
Three Cheeses,
French Dressing
Wrap inna
Tasty flour tortilla
I got 2 million
To sing this bullshit
Bok Bok Bok
Crispy Chicken, Bok Bok Bok (x5)

Anonymous said...

The commercial sucks!

So_Sincere said...

@10:13 Now that was funny...

Anonymous said...

what's the big friggin deal?

Anonymous said...

Mary you couldnt have cared less about the black community but more about lining your own pockets.Had the Ad been successful you would have a starring role in a Movie as neck snapping, hands on hips, aggressive angry black women, making a come back owning a chicken shack. all you had to do was say no, I f you were not sure then just watch this clip of Dave Chapelle telling fat azz sell out Oprah he didnt want to be stereotyped as a black man wearing dress..Please note how Oprah didnt say a word despite her knowing full well this is what the PTB EXPECTED OF EVERY CELEB IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.Mary as
long as whites control the music industry they will never see you as anything less
****************************
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1qxORq6eFA0#!

Anonymous said...

@9:57 - I didn't see what the big deal is about her singing about chicken wraps. She isn't singing and eating fried chicken. I thought the commercial was silly/funny. The manager had me chuckling. Some black people are hyper sensitive.

Anonymous said...

@10:06 Was Mary Ten+ year career worth 2 millions dollars as a black woman I was deeply offended. I didnt see Mary as the type to stoop so low for a 2 million dollars if whites eat chicken why didn't they do a commercial of a Jewish Kike advertising kosher chicken strips, standing on the table surrounded by a bunch of barmisters(sp)
age kids. having a Yiddish knees up.you would see how quick that would be pulled you cant even mention the HOLOCAUST for fear of being killed right now a black child called TRAVYON MARTIN happened to be walking in their neighbourhood because his face didn't fit he was killed his Jewish killer s still at large because the black life is nothing to these Jewish cunts even though they view whites as goyim they view us as nothing more than shit.Are we going to sit back and be seen as nothing more than chicken loving hoes and money hungry scar faced rappers

where's my stimulus? said...

on the positive tip, they could have been crispy chitlin' wraps....

Anonymous said...

@10:34Am

My sentiments exactly.

Anonymous said...

What is the big deal? Since when are black people the only ones to eat chicken? It's a universal food.... I swear some of us are just way too sensitve about everything. You don't see a hispanic being upset because they are associated with tacos, or an asian being upset over sushi, or an italian being upset over spaghetti... It's a freakin food! and a commercial for a product...my goodness get over it. I swear we find a reason to be mad and offended about everything. It's not that serious. If you are embarassed about what you like to eat and being associated it in any way, then you have bigger problems to worry about...

Anonymous said...

LIES!!!! why would burger king post it on their HOME PAGE if it wasnt the official version? And they didnt pull it down until AFTER they started getting backlashed and MJB was trending on twitter.

If they come out with a completely different commercial, then we will know its a lie. that chicken mess was the original, then they changed after the backlash.

Regardless, a black woman acting ghetto and rude, then singing about chicken shouldnt be on a rough or final version!

Anonymous said...

@ 9:57 Tyrese is actually doing White Castle commercial voice over’s as we speak!

Tha BLASTMASTER said...

Pure damage control, plain and simple! Mary J. wants a do-over.

Only1Nikki said...

LOL that shit is ignorant as hell I am sorry. Might as well be sitting on a porch wearing denim overalls with no shoes on eating watermelon with a bucket of greasy chicken sipping Kool-Aid. Its just way too stereo typical.

Anonymous said...

Ignorant buffoons, its not about the chicken itself, but the racial and stereotyped tones it represents. You have everyone dressing and speaking proper, then here comes Mary interrupting the manager, as all the white people have a disgusted look on their face. To top it all off, shes standing on a table in a business establishment, singing about chicken while everyone else is behaving and are standing on the floor? Smh.

AnRnBThug said...

At the Very End…

“Double Tortilla”

-DEAD

Anonymous said...

Whateva Mary. The ' final cut' willl still have that jacked up hair style.

Leah in Atlanta said...

D***. That white man in the white shirt did a shimmy and i fell out....

Only1Nikki said...

@ 11:28 thank you.

Anonymous said...

From now on, I'm gonna look at her and think "Crispy Chicken Mary".

I Talk Reckless On the Internet said...

I like Mary but I hate her hair. Also I don't see what the big damn deal is.

Crispy Chicken.....I gonna be singing that all day.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with her singing about chicken or even doing a commercial for Burger King. Fact is, the commercial is terrible. The song is terrible. It's just really bad.

Anonymous said...

@1st 10:02AM


BINGO!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but that shit is funny!! Especially the white dude in glasses trying to dance.

Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

@11:27 And? If you're sitting on your own porch(or not), why can't you eat watermelon with bare feet, etc...? I remember doing that exact thing with my grandpa back in the day.

Damn, white folks have got too many of you black people shook.

Anonymous said...

@11:28 Actually everyone on the floor is dancing --not "behaving."

Anonymous said...

Im a college educated black person from a well off black family and im going to get one of those wraps I don't give a damn what anyone says.

I might even pull up next to a white person and do the cabbage patch while eating said chicken wrap.....fuck it.

Stop being such puritans about your love of chicken.

Anonymous said...

The commercial was done in bad taste. It really reminded me of a deleted scene out of the movie Soul plane, which I have never been able to watch in it's entirety because of the contrived scenes. It was not done with dignity....at all....Mary needed the money but the result was "coonalicious"

I Talk Reckless On the Internet said...

@12:20 ... damn right. I need a hoodie that say's "Don't shoot, I'm just cold", and a T-Shirt that says "Crispy Chicken, Watermelon, Cheddar Biscuits bitch. It's just food."

NubianGoddez/ Auset Ra Amunet said...

By the way the same krakka and yt loving nigga that tell you to get over slavery it happened so long ago, can't see or feel the ancestral energies that still walking with us and they are still pissed off, as in life so in death, kill yourself and go to the other realm and tell them to get over it, then come back and let me know how that went.

NubianGoddez/ Auset Ra Amunet said...

Her whole team should be fired, starting with her hairstylist cauze that bitch look like an old drunk with that blond fuckery on her head. and at the end the burger king "come get it" what I head is yes you chicken loving niggers come get this chicken, we all know you nigger will sell your grandmoom for some chicken. the racist history in this country alone warrants suspect *side eye* with this type fuckery, don't bother trying to explaining it to the yt trolls on this board, they don't have a soul just a spirit so them muthafukkas can't sense, see or hear shit on a spiritual level as for the other niggas saying we too sensitive, their minds are still enslaved, so I'm not surprised the blind still asleep zombies can't see past the usual fuckeries. yt set this shit up from jump so he has no one to blame but himself, every time he comes before the public with some racist disguised shit, we gon give his ratchet ass the usual ho sit down award along with the nigga that cosign his disrespect for that soon to be extinct piece of paper.

Anonymous said...

@12:20 PM

I was doing the tootsie roll in line as I was ordering one.

Anonymous said...

the chicken song doesn't bother me as much as that skunk on her head in the commercial.

Only1Nikki said...

@ 12:09 Not shook at all honey but I am smart enough to recognize Mr. Bojangles in disguise when I see it.

@ Nubian AGAIN thank you so much for that!

that is all said...

Nubian is a straight up rambling lunatic.

Anonymous said...

@12:20pm LOL. Fried chicken makes EVERYONE wanna do the cabbage patch.

Anonymous said...

NubianGoddess is right on point.. one of the ONLY people I see blogging that REALLY understands what is REALLY happening.. I WISH I had a sista like that around me in this 3rd world diaspora.. confusion is pissing me THE FUCK OFFFFF!!!!

HourglassPass said...

*goes up to random people in the saying "what's in the new chicken wraps"..badapadapa..im luvin it!!lol

Anonymous said...

When I saw this video the first thing that came to mind wasn't OMG this is so racist (which is a favorite past time of mine) But I did think that Mary sounded terrible and the video premise was stupid. In all honesty I think Mary came up with the video idea herself. Terrible terrible. Crispy chicken fresh lettuce three cheeses. BUT IT WORKED. It did what commercials are supposed to do get you talking about their product and sing the jingle from the commercial. How many of you still remember the Big Mac song or toysrus jingle?

Anonymous said...

@3:10pm Chill the f*ck out and get a crispy chicken wrap with fresh lettuce three cheeses wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Anonymous said...

3:10

Nubianbrainless is a certified lunatic! she spouts off about shit like a rabid dog cause she thinks it makes her sound intellegent. When really we know its just another desperate man possing as a woman in his van down by the river.

Anonymous said...

I held out for as long as I could on watching this. This shit truly hurt my feelings.

Anonymous said...

Yes this is a horrible commercial...not cause she was singing though. Clearly she was singing about it cause she's a singer. The concept is what is terrible. It looks like something amateurs put together. I'm trying to understand what's so bad about her singing about chicken...especially if she really does like chicken. The problem is the commercial itself. I only saw Jay Leno's and it was much better than this bs.

Anonymous said...

Is the "Crispy Chicken" song gonna be on Mary's next album?

Anonymous said...

Poor Mary, this chicken thing really spun out of control. And what does she mean unfinished, what kind of finish was going to fix that hair, get her off that table, take them shades off her face, get her hand off her hip and stop her from doing her hip hop hood bounce,
Huh? what kind of finish was going to fix that???

Anonymous said...

^^or teach her how to count. when says 3 cheeses she holds up 6 fingers --LMAO!

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