Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled Offline


Yesterday Mary J. Blige's new Burger King commercial debuted online to scathing reviews.

Fans dragged Mary mercilessly for shilling chicken for the burger giant...

In the commercial, that has since been pulled, Mary stands on a table and soulfully sings about Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps.

David Beckham, Salma Hayek and Jay Leno also participated in the Burger King campaign called 'Exciting Things are Happening' though not assigned to chicken sales. Salma Hayek pushes the new BK salad, David Beckham the new BK smoothie and Jay Leno showcases the new BK Menu.

Hayek, Beckham and Leno's ads remain online.

118 comments:

Anonymous said...

C'mon Mary, you've got million dollar record sales.

Deezy said...

Oh believe me you can still find it. If I was Mary I'd be more worried about them awful notes than singing about chicken. Fuck everybody love chicken. Almost every culture eats chicken. I don't even know why its a nigga thing to like chicken.

HoodRat said...

blacks are so fuckin racist, real shit!

Anonymous said...

Is it that serious..... last time i checked white ppl eat fried chicken too. these gossip blogs are making people stupid... don't believe me, ask that RETARD HOOD RAT

Claszic said...

I am a fan & I have most of Mary's collection. That said, Mary has never been the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to making decisions. Her whole career has been guided by trial and error and happenstance. It took her 20 years to build a respectable music career. Not just on singing ability (which at times is extremely suspect) but being able to market & reinvent her brand over and over again. People know who you are now, Mary. You don't have to try to stay relevant by making crappy commercials & God awful national anthem renditions. Stay in your lane ma. Being in the right place at the right time kept you in the spotlight for this long, others with far more vocal talent & much shorter careers wish they were as lucky as you. All good things must come to an end & you don't have too much longer left. EASY!

Anonymous said...

I hate the commercial .. Hate the singing! Because Mary sings way better than that ! But I also agree that every race under the sun eats chicken. Why can't a black artist sing about chicken.

Anonymous said...

WHERE MY MY WHITE FRIEND AT, WHO WAS ARGUING WITYH ME IN THE BEYONCE THREAD HERE AGAIN IS PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHITEMAN TARGETING AND KILLING MAINLY BLACKS WITH THEIR POISONOUS FOODS, IT IS NO COINCIDENT THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO USE OUR OWN BLACK PEOPLE AS PROSTITUTES TO POISON US. LAST WEEK WE HAD NICKY MINAJ AND LIL WAYNE WITH THE NOW POISONOUS PEPSI AND COKE ADVERTS,I HOPE AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN CONTINUE TO BAN THESE FUCKING NO SUBSTANCE FOOD SHOPS..MARY YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.

Anonymous said...

CONTINUED THERE IS CHICKEN AND THERE IS REAL CHICKEN JUST SAYING

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE HELL DID I MISS AND WHERE CAN I SEE IT

Anonymous said...

Chicken is not a black or white thing..... but if you're gonna get black folks to sing about chicken here's a few names. Feel free to add your own (LOL).

Reuben Studdard
Big Bub
Aretha Franklin

Anonymous said...

That commercial was hilarious & fuck them for taking it down. That shit brought me joy yesterday.

Anonymous said...

dead @ Big Bub!

Anonymous said...

The commercial was a fucking embarrassment

Anonymous said...

I love me sum Mary God knows I do....but that commerical was bad!! Here is the only link I found on youtube....crispy chicken and lettuce....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGT5miAAnyA

I thought the David Beckham smoothie commerical was good....that's a sexy white boy

Anonymous said...

Why Mary? Is she broke? Does anyone know her paypal, I will donate to stop this foolishness

Anonymous said...

re-dam-dic-ulous. if i was her i woulda took the smoothie. Nobody seemed to complain tho when Precious stole the fried chicken and ran down the street with it. Same Damn Thing. SMH.

Anonymous said...

I just saw the add on t.v. this morning and I was appalled. Eww Mary. The days of celebrity backlash over "selling out" are over. Celebrities shill every thing from perfume,fast food,soda to clothing. But her ad was TACKY with a capital T-A-C-K-Y.

Anonymous said...

@8:13am I love Mary too but this commercial had me clutching my pearls. The Beckam commercial was funny. BTW everyone screaming racism, Jay Leno has a BK commercial too and he is shilling chicken as well.

IAINTMADATCHA said...

@6:54 Big Bub?? Gotta be a fellow New Yorker!

Different strokes for different folks. They had David Beckham looking so sexy, men were fantasizing about him. Mary...not so much. I always thought that Mary never felt comfortable in her own skin. And 6:36 you are right on point.

Bee Gee said...

I cannot lie. In the commercial when she popped up like "whatsindanewchicknwraps?", I was on one knee laughin with tears in my eyes.. Deezam

Tha BLASTMASTER! said...

BIG BUB??? That was too funny. I liked him too though. @ 6:36, well said. If Mary was a cat she'd be on her 9th life now. Shanice Wilson.... gone. Tamia..... gone. Deborah Cox, Mica Paris, Lil Mo, Faith, Kelly Price, Amel Larrieux.... gone, gone, all gone. Meanwhile Mary is still hanging on to the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul" crown. Give it up, maybe she can stop trying to keep up with the new, younger, better looking and most of all, more vocally talented female artists out now. Then she can fall back & eat all the chicken she wants.

Anonymous said...

she just trying to pay off that discover card from her Christmas bills!

Anonymous said...

I swear, majority of you on this blog are dumb as all fucks. Clearly, chicken (among other slave-era foods) is negatively associated with African-Americans. You all may not realize it, but a lot of shit you perpetuate today is historically + socially demeaning to your people.

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows that Blacks are the only race on the planet who are negatively associated with chicken---and if your Black ass doesn't know that, shame on you and who ever raised you. Salma Hayek, Jay Leno and David Beckham CAN do commericals about food and won't be side-eyed. As for Mary, she can do food commercials, as she did, but you see the backlash she's receiving. This is the equivalent of singing about chitlins, raccoon meat, watermelon, etc. And the fact that Blacks STILL eat nasty ass pig intestines is beyond me. So you like eating the scraps your ancestors were thrown out in the field? Oh ok.

Anonymous said...

(sings) Crispy chicken , lettuce , in a flour tortilla ! ......... Lmao all money ain't good money

Anonymous said...

Mary needs the money.....Remember this?

Blind Item: THIS New York-born R&B diva went from dirt poor to living large, but she’s now worried about her dwindling bank account. The Grammy-winner is desperate for another hit album so she can get her life back on track! Who is she?

National Enquirer blind item
Posted by Rhymes With Snitch at 11:32 AM

http://www.rhymeswithsnitch.com/2011/11/blind-item.html

AnRnBThug said...

Fuck it, She laughing al the way to the BANK.
I’ve seen lots worse than that. I think People are More or less upset that it’s Mary doing it. I mean would you See Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sade or Whitney (too late) In this type of commercial?
I think not….

Anonymous said...

AnRnBThug,

So because she's "laughing all the way to the bank", that makes it ok? At what point does one put their pride before a dollar? That's what's fucked up about the world + people like you...you think that if it makes money, it's legit. Nah. This was some straight up coon shit, period. If it wasn't, this funky ass ad wouldn't have been pulled. They know damn well what they're doing. "Let's get a Black person to sing about chicken..." It's the same parallel with McDonald's. They STAY having Black folks singing about chicken nuggets. Get the fuck out of here.

Anonymous said...

I hate commercials PERIOD! Print ads are one thing but a TV ad will always make a fool out of you, the only one ok is pepsi and coke

Anonymous said...

Really Mary Really1!!!!!!!! all snapping head and everything SMDH come and get it folks

Anonymous said...

Like Wendy Williams said a few things she and I won't do in public. Eating chicken drinking and riding Trannys. No I kid. Y'all don't be mad at Mary years of drug abuse and drinking fried her brain cells and she is not that bright. She saw dollar signs and had no one in her corner(Whitney) to tell her that was a nono. Hell she was probably drunk singing it. Dang I mad I missed it bc I need a good laugh, but will check out YouTube for it.

Anonymous said...

@9:31 Pepsi and Coco cola causes cancer,just thought I would let you know
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A major consumer group today called for a government ban on two types of caramel coloring used in colas, warning that the ingredients could cause cancer. The soft drink industry came out swinging, strongly objecting to the claim.

"We're asking the FDA to ban the use of caramel coloring that's used in colas and certain other soft drinks and a variety of other foods," said Michael Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "The reason is that several years ago a government agency, the National Toxicology program tested a contaminant in the coloring and found that it caused cancer in mice and possibly rats."

According to the CSPI, pure caramel is made by heating sugar, while the coloring found in cola like Pepsi and Coca-Cola is made by reacting sugars with ammonia. Jacobson said the chemicals the reaction produces have been proven by federal government tests to be carcinogens, a finding that the Coca-Cola Company vehemently disputes.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what she is singing about, it's just an awful commercial. Point, blank, period.

Anonymous said...

Wendy's got the best chicken sandwiches!

Anonymous said...

okay imma go listen to Sweet Thang to get this out my head

IAINTMADATCHA said...

Now I can't get Big Bub and "Girl I've got my eye on you" out of my damn head.

Bee Gee said...

The shit is definitely by design. The sad part is they can always find one willing black celebrity to make a fool outta themselves for the paper.

Like 9:37AM said, you'd hope that she had somebody in her clan to check her and ask her what the fuck she was thinkin'. You'd also hope that as long as Mary has been in the entertainment industry that she would see the forest for the trees..

Tha BLASTMASTER! said...

@9:39- yes indeed it was. The fact that Mary did such an unbelievably horible job made it bad, not the fact that she is black, white, asian, hispanic or anything else. Maybe she is looking for a career change. She should try acting because she's been "acting" like she can sing for years.

Anonymous said...

I'm not one to pull the race card, but like Bee Gee said, this commercial was definitely by design. We try to sweep institutional racism under the rug as if it's going to magically disappear. Yes, Mary was probably willing, but why sing about chicken given your historical/cultural/social background? This is deeper than a Burger King commercial, but the conditioned folks can't see beyond that.

AnRnBThug said...

9:28
Listen, at the end of the Day She gotta pay Her bills Yes, we are fans of hers but it’s her life. We don’t know Her financial situation. Billy Dee Williams did Colt 45 Commercials,
Britney Spears Did McDonalds!!
I think it’s a bad move that actually lowers her value and I’m Sure her handlers weighed those factors and STILL came to the decision to do the commercial.
Tells You Something don’t it??

Bee Gee said...

Tells me what it's always told me: Money usually talks loudest..

Anonymous said...

I'm not gonna even read the rest of these posts, but I will say, that black folk -- y'all got issues. You are your own worst enemy. When you look at your collective souls and wonder what went wrong, don't even look out -- look at that inner man and that face staring you in the mirror. White folk would never be able to harm the race the way you your own selves do . . .

Tha BLASTMASTER said...

@ IAINTMADATCHA- "Him or Me" was the shit! (LOL)
@ An R&B Thug- Isn't her husband her manager??? Now that's pimpin! Nuff said.

MyPeopleWillPerishForLackofWisdom said...

And black folk need to get past slavery, for real; not to forget it, but to get past it. It's your history, your culture, get over it. If you've got problems with where you come from, you can take it up with God . . . he made you black, but you don't have to be ashamed; you need to be more ashamed of those who enslaved you, than those who made something out of nothing, fought and bled and died for you for you to expose and express the hate in your own souls for your own kind and culture; none of us can take credit or blame for the race we are. We are to embrace all of who we are. The good, the bad and the ugly . . . all of it made us what we are today. Love yourself, embrace yourself and your roots; you could have died, your ancestors could have died and some did die in the Middle Passage, but you made it . . . only to be ashamed of your culture? How sad is that?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mary really understand estimated her own intelligents this time. Kendu, did you cosign this tomfoolery?

Anonymous said...

All commercials and advertisements are created by design. NOTHING happens by accident.

Anonymous said...

10:39, How can Blacks get past slavery, when it never went anywhere? It's evolved into the prison system and economical, educational, judicial, political and social discrimination. Before you chastise an entire race of people, learn their TRUE history for what it was and what it is. You conditioned bitches always want to say that "We need to get past slavery." Your ass needs to wake up and realize that everyday, it's a struggle to be Black, period.

Tha BLASTMASTER said...

@ 10:42- You damn right Ken-DON'T cosigned that bullshit, like any pimp would. You don't see him managing anybody else do you? Matter of fact, what does he do, besides managing to RUN MARY'S POCKETS? "You better go get my money bitch"- A Pimp named Slickback (LOL)

Anonymous said...

@10:48am EVERY race of people have been enslaved at some point in history-- Asians, Indians, Africans, whites...were all once slaves.

It's not that blacks "can't" get over slavery, it's that you DON'T WANT to get over slavery. Getting over slavery would mean that black people would have to take responsibility for their own success & failure in life and stop relying on the govt for handouts. You don't have enough pride & self worth to get over slavery.

btw, In Africa slavery still exists today. GO do something about that since slavery is such and important cause to you.

Anonymous said...

^^^^an

Anonymous said...

@10:19 "Listen, at the end of the Day She gotta pay Her bills Yes, we are fans of hers but it’s her life."


Charles Barkley has to pay his bills too, but a majority of y'all were riding him for his Weight Watchers Ad. Hypocritical much?

geez said...

@6:43AM Blaming whitey again, eh? No one is forcing you to stuff your fat face with Burger King or anything else.

Take some personal responsibility for your own lives, people. Or stay fat & stupid blaming whitey for your problems.

Anonymous said...

11:11, You sound stupid as all Hell. So now, in order for Blacks to get past slavery, we need to stop relying on the government for handouts? Bitch, really? There are more Whites receiving assistance than any group of people. And I'm speaking on BLACKS, not Indians, Asians, etc. Like I said and will continue to say, it's a daily struggle being Black in America. We're profiled from birth, and now are even profiled by the attire we wear, including hoodies.

Anonymous said...

^

@11:28 So just because (you think) whites are receiving more assistance than any ethnic group (which percentage wise is not true), it's okay for black people to leech off the government. Wow, there's just no accountability for you people huh?

By the way, White people didn't give a damn then and they sure as hell don't give a damn now. So why are you worried about white people? Fuck them and do you with yours. In fact, since you've brought up other ethnic groups, Asians, especially the racist Koreans, are the ones who recognized the evils of whitey and decided to build small asian sects in various parts of the countries with businesses and (after the government/IRS takes their share) they keep it to themselves. Why can't black people do that?

Oh yeah, y'all are still to busy worrying about why white people still hate you and anticipating their next method of keeping the black man down.

Anonymous said...

@11:19 OH THERE YOU.. ARE YOU DONT MIND IF I TYPE IN ALL CAPS DO YOU, SEEING THAT WHITES ARE NOW MONITORING OUR EVER MOVEMENT, BECAUSE WE WONT BUY THEIR MANUFACTURED SHIT. STOP TRYING TO FORCE YOU SELVES ON US WE DONT LIKE YOU GUYS AND NOW TOLERATE YOU GUYS LIKE HOW YOU TOLERATE US DESPITE CLAIMING SOME OF MY FRIENDS ARE BLACK. NONE OF MY FRIENDS ARE WHITE.MY PARENTS USE TO TELL ME NOT TO GO NEAR YOU GUYS SHE WAS RIGHT.EXPLAIN THIS FOR ME THEN WHAT IS THE PINK SLIME FOUND IN THESE BURGERS THEN? I doubt if anything you white buzzards force on us has our interest or health at heart, in fact I believe its quite the opposite.HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE IN A MINORITY OF THE MOST DISTRUSTED PEOPLE ON THE PLANET.ITS FUNNY BECAUSE FIDEL CASTRO WARNED HUGO CHAVEZ TO NEVER EAT FROM YOU GUYS AFTER YOU TRIED TO POISON HIM SEVERAL TIMES, EVEN CHAVEZ WHO NOW HAS CANCER JOKES HE SHOULD HAVE LISTENED BUT NEVER BELIEVED CASTRO AT THE TIME
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Taste testing 'pink slime' burgers confirms 'we don't always know what we're eating' and many retailers don't either

By Associated Press

PUBLISHED: 20:53, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 20:53, 16 March 2012

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All this angst over 'pink slime' has made one thing clear: We don't always know what we're getting when we bite into a big juicy burger.

Which leaves unanswered some of the most basic questions in the debate over what the meat industry calls lean finely textured beef, a processed meat filler that experts say has found its way into much of the ground beef consumed in the United States.

But as a professional eater, I needed to know two things: What does this stuff do to the taste and texture of ground beef? And how can consumers know when they're eating it?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116097/Taste-testing-pink-slime-burgers-confirms-dont-know-eating-retailers-dont-either.html#ixzz1r1WY3rdp

Anonymous said...

Did you know in the 80's when the Caribbean use to produce mass poultry, the white man would buy them in bulk then store them in fridges in America for years. One shipment arrived in another Caribbean country bound for Haiti, it was only when the guy looked on the date the chicken had been stored in these fridges between 12-15 years.

Anonymous said...

Did you also know McDonalds originated from Jamaica, two white guys went their and stole the idea. Jamaica then launched a lawsuit against these guys and won.To this day you wont find a McDonald there. neither in St Lucia were they are urging local not to eat any form of fast food, eventually the PTB will only have to raise cattle and potatoes, while our own natural food for our own survival will die out .wake up people all these genetically modified foods are not good and save the white man money

Anonymous said...

11:56am What white man? The "white man" is being poisoned by Multinational corporations just like everyone else. You people are truly fools to make this a racial thing. Obama is a (supposed) black man, yet he is selling you out.

The govt is trying to ban small family farms & they are trying to ban the sale of vitamins. Yet the govt pushes GMO while Europe has banned GMO due to health risks including sterility.

So don't tell me about this fictitious "white man" that you blame because you are too lazy to research and grow your own foods. At the very least stop eating fast food trash --no one is forcing you to eat it.

If you don't have land, you could get together with neighbors and have buy community plots of land as is being done by whites living in cities.

Your own ignorance will your downfall --not the white man.

Anonymous said...

^^^Your own ignorance will be your downfall --not the white man.

Anonymous said...

nows i luvs me somes chickens. alls i's need is fa dem to start serving watermelon as side. mmmmMmmmmMmmmmm!!!!

if chicken makes this bitch happy enough to sing about and get a check for it, get off her fuggin back!

Anonymous said...

@12:55 Are you stupid all the Prime land in Africa and elsewhere has already been gobbled up by the whitemen.How come you think Trum Yower and Hilton hotels plus many other off shore money hotels have been set up in these prime locations idiot. I come from Two countries Africa and the Caribbean which has land galore whites have taken the best beaches for their own purpose and turned some of them into Sex places Hedonsim promoting homsexuality bringing their nastiness , its a good thing no one can afford to pay to stay in these luxury hotels anymore.The Great West has placed many sanctions on these countries and refuse to trade with these countries. instead opting to try an produce Genetically modified food. It ok China is running back to these counties and encouraging farmers to produce their people need food as well as ours, just imagine the white man taking the best food,importing them on mass and you guys wasting it while many are starving in some parts, don worry that about to come to an end with the west stopping some countries from trading with there
own currency. Mugabe tried to take back land that was promised to him after the white guys stole land in Zimbabwe. Tony Blair reneged on a deal that the white farmers were suppose to give land they stole because the black has original paper land belonged to them, now Mugabae is seen as the black Pariah, same thing with Australia /America where white cry immigration ,yet the Aborigines where there first as was the Native Indians .The only land white mane own is in Russia where they came from and nothing grows there trust me

Anonymous said...

@12;55 Who is the Government? dont tell me about Obama he is there just as a front.Whites have been doing experiment on us for years Aids,syphilis,Malaria,racial segregation,miseducatio, social engineering,slavery wars the list is endless, they are losing their power.Yes its a fact they treat their own like shit, they always have done remember these people lived in caves, just because they treat their own like shit doesn't mean we have to be treated the same way.plus the more revelations I hear they have been up to, its a wonder they are still allowed to roam this planet.

Anonymous said...

Dont worry when it is found all these land was obtained illegally by the whites with bribes/torture/ wars etc. using fake money ,they will have to give reparations and return all the stolen wealth back to the Mother of all lands,plus back taxes owed right now right now France how trillions to Haiti as truce when Haiti whooped their azz.

Anonymous said...

America introduces bill to make it illegal to grow your own food,BOYCOTT WALMART BUY LOCAL that's right folks be a slave to fake money
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S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.
“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.”~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower
It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food.
Monsanto says it has no interest in the bill and would not benefit from it, but Monsanto’s Michael Taylor who gave us rBGH and unregulated genetically modified (GM) organisms, appears to have designed it and is waiting as an appointed Food Czar to the FDA (a position unapproved by Congress) to administer the agency it would create — without judicial review — if it passes. S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming.
History
In the 1990s, Bill Clinton introduced HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points) purportedly to deal with contamination in the meat industry. Clinton’s HACCP delighted the offending corporate (World Trade Organization “WTO”) meat packers since it allowed them to inspect themselves, eliminated thousands of local food processors (with no history of contamination), and centralized meat into their control.

Anonymous said...

@1:26pm You must be out of the loop because the Arabs and Chinese all over Africa at present --not the white man.

@1:35 Really? because Obama seems to believe that he is running shit and he signed NDAA to prove it.

Anonymous said...

@1:39 Had the French remained in Haiti, it wouldn't be the hellhole that it is today(or before the earthquake).

Anonymous said...

It says that according to data collected by Grain, the International Land Coalition Action and other NGO group, the “land grab “has concentrated on 19 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Ethiopia.

But the biggest purchaser of land across the continent is Saudi Arabia, with its investment company called Foras, backed by the Islamic Development Bank, now looking to augment its purchases in Uganda, Sudan, Mali and Senegal.

Anonymous said...

@1:51 THE CHEATING ARABS ARE IN BED WITH THE WHITES THAT,S WHY THEY ARE HAVING TROUBLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST..WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND THE ARABS ALSO HAD A HAND OVER THROWING GADAFFI WHO WAS IN THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP THE FIRST GOLD BACKED CURRENCY..LUCKILY HIS SON SAIF SURVIVED TO TELL THE TALE HOW ALL THE CORRUPT WHITE'S WERE TAKING BRIBES AND MONEY FROM GADAFFI.THSES BRIBES IS WHAT IS GOING TO TAKE DOWN SARKOZY, DOMINIQUE STRAUSS KHAN WAS SET TO BE FRANCE NEXT PRESIDENT, HE WAS HEAD OF THE IMF AT THE TIME AND AGREED TO DUMP THE DOLLAR, FOR A BASKET OF CURRENCIES TO MAKE THE SYSTEM FAIRER LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM..RIGHT NOW SAUDI ARABIA IS ARMING REBELS IN SYRIA LIKE THEY DID IN LIBYA.WHEN THAT REGION KICKS OFF THE ARABS WILL BE HISTORY JUST LIKE THE FAKE JEWS IN THAT REGION.FURTHER MORE GLENCORE A
COMPANY OWNED BY THE ROTHSCHILD HAS THE LARGEST INVESTMENT IN AFRICA THEY ARE ALSO BEING INVESTIGATED AS TO WHERE THIS MONEY HAS COME FROM. THE ARABS AND THE WHITES ARE BEING CORNERED AS WE SPEAK..NOW WHAT

Anonymous said...

20th century

According to an Australian Public Radio report, "Glencore's history reads like a spy novel".[8] The company was founded as Marc Rich & Co. AG in 1974 by now-billionaire commodity trader Marc Rich, who was charged with tax evasion and illegal business dealings with Iran in the U.S., but pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 2001.[9] He was never brought before U.S. justice before his pardoning, therefore there was never a verdict on these charges.

In 1993 commodity trading and marketing company Trafigura was "split off from" Marc Rich's group of companies.[10] As physical commodities traders, along with Trafigura, Glencore's main rivals in 2011 were identified as Vitol and Cargill,[11] amongst a number of others.[12]

In 1993 and 1994, after failing to control the zinc market, losing $172 million and nearly bankrupting the company, Rich was forced[9][11] to sell his majority share in Marc Rich & Co. AG back to the company.[13] The enterprise, renamed Glencore, is now owned and run by Marc Rich's secretive inner-circle of "lieutenants", including founding Glencore CEO Willy Strothotte and present CEO Ivan Glasenberg.
[edit] 21st century

In 2005, proceeds from an oil sale to Glencore were seized as fraudulent, in an investigation into corruption in the Republic of Congo.[14]

In a 2011 survey of Glencore, Reuters reviewed an example of its opportunistic, contrarian, well-funded investment approach—focusing on equity participation, controlling interest, and working upstream from trading relationships:

Anonymous said...

Nicolas Sarkozy 'received £42 million from Muammar Gaddafi for 2007 election'
Nicolas Sarkozy received £42 million from Muammar Gaddafi in funding for his 2007 presidential election campaign, it was claimed on Monday.

The “terms” for handing over the money were agreed in a meeting between the two men in Libya two years before Mr Sarkozy’s election, documents published by a French investigative website suggest.A memo obtained by the Mediapart site and handed to a judge alleges that the meeting on Oct 6, 2005 resulted in “campaign financing” of “NS [Nicolas Sarkozy]” being “totally paid”.

Anonymous said...

So she likes Burger King and chicken! Me too, and If I could get paid to advertise both then w/e....ninjas be trippin

Anonymous said...

I bet 99% of the complaints came from RWS readers. They hate everything.

Chic Noir said...

It's a shame how fall some of us have fallen. I can't believe Mary would go there.

Anonymous said...

^It's a shame you can't spell. So now the Caribbean and Africa are nations? Educate yourselves people and not just on this internet conspiracy theory bullshit. Someone can't be pardoned if they were never convicted in the first place.

And to that nut who keeps typing in caps: take your meds.

Anonymous said...

Why is there white people making comments about black issues? They say we have problems, but yet they are the ones who started the problems. Why are they on this site anyway? I thought these white devils were fox news freaks or KKK website readers! I hate white people!!! They are by far the biggest rapist and mass murderers on Earth and they have the nerve to tell us how to act. If you don't believe me...ask the Brazilian government who killed off a whole indigenous tribe in the rain forest last year!! WHITE MEN DID IT!!

Anonymous said...

Why are white women always the center of sex scandals in this country!!! These bitches open there legs for a every Tom, Dick and Harry!!! They are always nasty porn stars or thirsty whores chasing after the dollar!!! Mary J please do not act like these nasty white women, you are to smart to sell yourself for a dollar!!

Anonymous said...

@6:16am
It is a shame Chic Noir can't spell. Since she is a know it all. She comes on RWS and thinks her shit doesn't stink.

Anonymous said...

Wow I don't know about all of this TomFoolery on here. I thought this would be an opinionated article about Mary J's commercial. However it has turned into a racial typing match not just between white, 'black' and other. It has also turned brother against brother and sister against sister.
Each one is right in their own way about one thing or another.

1) Mary J make more than enough money to where she did not need to make this commercial and should had thought of the impact to her career. 2) She is a celebrity and they like to get PAID! ( Don't know who wouldn't want to get a cash cow?) However, when one brands themselves as all celebs do, they need to think of their core audience and have the insight of good vs bad career decisions.

3) Ken must be a pimp because he didn't put his wife's interests first. A caring husband would of had her back and told BK he'd say yes if it were shakes, fries, or salad.

4) Everyone eats chicken, or what they think to be chicken, it is not a 'Black Thang'. That being said, if their were not any pre-calculated idealisms then Salma could had taken the chicken bit. It's like if Jack in the Box, with their extensive menu item asked her,(Salma), do promote their tacos. How could they not expect it to be seen that way, really? Or have Julie Chen promote an 'Asian' salad. C'mon.

5) Yes 'Black' people are all paranoid and can't get past slavery, and all cultures have gone through one form of slavery or another, but guess what, other nationalities out there?... They have good reason to! Seriously, send your 1 black friend into a bank and have them ask for a business loan and not be dressed to the 10s. Now, send your 5 white or Asian friends in there and see whose yes is granted faster?

6) But!!! And here is a big, juicy, J.Lo can't even compare kinda butt!...That is no excuse for a whole culture to just lie down and give up, no matter how many Massahs try to oppress you, why? If you die down then you don't win. Really, is what MLK, Miss Parks, Tuskegee Airmen, and Following a Drinking gourd all for naught? Did the ancestors die for nothing? Did they get beat, tortured and killed so we could speak hood, and tell our brothers and sisters of whom want to educate themselves to get them that long lost 40 acres & a mule, that they act "too white"?

Anonymous said...

corrections to my late at night misspellings:

* Mary J makes* and *Salma to promote*

continuing....

Anonymous said...

7)News flash: African Americans are not from Africa. The race known as Black/Negro/African American are actually bits and mixtures of African, Caucasian and Native American.

To hate the white man is to hate ourselves, same goes to any ignorant "Anglo Saxon" who thinks all "Blacks" are bad. Really? Whose titty was your great- great grandpappy sucking on? More than likely his "Colored" nursemaid's because the "Anglo" women were too busy being socialites.

There is no more pure race this and that, and the sooner we quit trying to knife each other the better off the whole world would be.

Honestly, I am probably the most racist out of any previous poster...because I can't stand the so-called " Human race." We have all forgotten how to exercise our humanity. With kindness and understanding. Everyone wants to covet and cut each other down, and no I am far from perfect, but its just a darn shame.

Back to food, ie fast food...yep it's toxic, it's gross, but its cheap and that is why it is a well-oiled machine until the whole continent ends up with a host of bad-food related illness. No one is forcing minorities to eat it, that is most certainly true. If it were only "black folks" eating it, the extreme makeover shows where they have to tear someone's house down just to get a 700lb person out of it, wouldn't feature mostly caucasians, " white folks".

And also for the record of who is getting the most free government assistance, it is the migrant/illegal latino community. Not the ones who made the paper commitment but the seasonal workers or the illegal immigrants.

Nothing against them, just stating what I know to be true in California.

Peace, Love and Learn how to get along.

Anonymous said...

I don't know who "Mary" is? Never heard of her. But, isnt it illegal to hire illegal immigrants? salma hayek IS one. Was one. Whatever, BK should be fined. And forced to remove her from ads. And if whoever Mary is... If she what's to sell chicken, watermelon, and chitlens. With fatback collard greens & cornbread.
Whatever... Who cares?

Anonymous said...

"I thought these white devils were fox news freaks or KKK website readers! I hate white people!!! They are by far the biggest rapist and mass murderers on Earth"

Really? You should love us... We got you out of Africa didn't we? And why do you still call yourselves that? African Americans. None of you have been or would like to stay in Africa. Just like the Mexicans waving their flag here. If you liked it so much, why are you here? I'm sure most whites at this point would give up their tax refund. (that's something you get when you work for a living) to send your asses back where we found you!

Anonymous said...

You could dance around in the dirt and spread AIDS all you like.

Anonymous said...

You've been here over two hundred years and your still too dumb to learn the language. "I be, you be, we be, axe you a quessin." even the Mexicans picked it up faster than your people. Is it the inferior monkey brain holding you back? Or is it still the man be holding you down?

Anonymous said...

Jose' can you see, by the dawns early light!

Anonymous said...

Go back to birfin babies you can afford and don't take care of even if you could. Teach them to be separated from society. By calling them selves "African" Americans instead of just Americans. Teach them to hate whitey. The only race that could help them. Other than Asians. Go back to teaching them thieving thug life is the way to make it here. Blame everyone but yourselves. You get fired from your job, it's not because your lazy and can't follow simple instructions. It's because your black. LAWSUIT!!!! I be suin you!!!! Cause I'm black!

Anonymous said...

I would bet 95% of you have never seen a cotton field much less ever picked it! My ancestors where Scottish. Should I hate the English all these hundreds of years later for acts they committed? I don't call myself a Scottish American.

Anonymous said...

Blacks could easily walk through my mostly white neighborhood. With No worries.
Can't say the same for whites walking through a mostly black "hood".

Anonymous said...

Well, depending on how you were dressed. Someone might call the cops on you. But they wouldn't gang beat you and take your shoes.

Anonymous said...

If we could separate, just think of how it would be... The Asians would have high tech land. The whites would be flowers and town houses. The Mexicans thirty to a house with a dirt yard with chickens. And the blacks... No windows in the house spray painted fences. Buick Duce and quarter up on blocks in front of every other house. New Cadillac in front of the rest.

Anonymous said...

Teach em' well... They'll make better hoe's

http://oddculture.com/weird-news-stories/videos-show-little-kids-bumping-and-grinding-at-party/

Anonymous said...

Your life, as it has been- is over. From this day forward, your culture will adapt to service ours! Resistance is futile! Now get on the boat bitch!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=purpJBN2E6w&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Good times

Anonymous said...

"Seriously, send your 1 black friend into a bank and have them ask for a business loan and not be dressed to the 10s. Now, send your 5 white or Asian friends in there and see whose yes is granted faster?"

Yeah, it's called having "credit". When your known to work & pay your bills...
You get "good" credit. When your known not to work & pay your bills...
Then you get what is known as "bad" credit. People with bad credit are a much higher risk to loan money Because the chances of them ever paying you back are slim. It's remembering dealing with you in the past. If you followed the rules. If you did what you said you would do. Over time you get a bad reputation for not doing it. Well then, it's more of that bad credit. And like most everyone, once you've been screwed by a certain someone over & over. It makes it very difficult to ever thrust them again. No matter how many times they promises you know they'll never keep.

Anonymous said...

You should be really happy we brought your ancestors here. Yeah, it was in a primitive bad way. But that was a long, long time ago. Times were different. Your people were far less evolved and we saw you as savages. Just like the Indians.

But just think if we hadn't. Instead of reading this...
You would be sitting in the dirt staring sadly at a white cameraman. While you held two babies with flies covering their eyes.

Anonymous said...

YOU'RE WELCOME!!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your stay here in America. Try to make it better & not fuck it up so much like the counties you came here from.

Anonymous said...

Jessy, sharpton, Oprah & Obama aren't going to help those little file covered kids. But I bet some white church folk do.

Anonymous said...

Correction, Oprah does it some out of guilt. She could do a whole, whole lots more... Sitting on that giant pile of money the way she has. But no, she'd rather spend millions starting her OWN network.

Anonymous said...

Y'all are the worst racist ones... BET. FUBU. OWN etc. if we had those you'd be screaming RACIST!!! NAACP or "niggers against all causation people". Thats called the klan on our side. "cause I'm black. I'm black, black, black, black"... Statistics will show who's the problem and who's the solution. Look at any jail or prison. Go to any east side of a city. Good part of town, White. bad part of town, Black or Brown. Good parents. White again. Bad parents...Statistics don't lie.

Anonymous said...

Caucasian. < (damn auto spell)

Anonymous said...

Watch the tv show "boondocks- the story of Jimmy Rebel"
Where he says why we hate you. It's not the color of your skin. >

All soooooo true. And exactly how most of us feel.

Anonymous said...

And no I'm not a racist, you nigger, spic, jewboy, sand monkey, fagots.
I hate most white cracker people too!

Anonymous said...

What song is it you wanna hear? FREE BIRD!!!!!

The red won't wash of my neck.

You can tell when I'm horny. My neck gets red.

This river don't go to Aintry.

You got a real purdy mouth.

Anonymous said...

My cousin & my step sister was some of the best sex I've ever had.

Anonymous said...

I'd like you to meet my wife & sister.

Anonymous said...

( only one girl standing there. )
Looks to be about 14 yrs old.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Still kinda smells like pee.

Anonymous said...

I love eating vegetables.

But, it's really hard to get past their nurse.

Anonymous said...

Why does it hurt when I pee?

Anonymous said...

Do any of you get little red bumps on your ass when you sit at the computer for too long?

Anonymous said...

If so, would you send my some pics?

Anonymous said...

Up in smoke, that's where my money goes. In my lungs & sometimes up my nose.

Anonymous said...

You can prick your finger. But don't finger your prick.

Anonymous said...

Ew ew that smell. Can't you smell that smell?? It's the smell that's around you!

Anonymous said...

Here I sit all broken hearted. Came to shit, but only farted.

Anonymous said...

When I was a lad in a fishing town, my old man said to me...

You can spend your life, your jolly life- just sailing on the sea.
You can search the world for pretty girls, till your eyes go weak
And dim. But don't go swimming with a mermaid son.
Cause you don't know how to swim!

Anonymous said...

I guess these white trolls on this site can pick up a check each week. honey-boo-boo & jersey shore are their favorite shows. I am sure if you had face-to-face contact w/anyone on this site-you would not be talking all your BS. You all emulate &"steal" everything Blacks create (now you "hi-five" & "fist bump"(Blacks do not do anymore)use all the "Black slang"-now you even see the asian boy (psy?) doing what Hammer did 20yrs. ago-but you eat it up-because he is not Black. HYPOCRITES!!!!!

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