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Burger King YANKS Ad, Mary J. Blige SAYS It Wasn't What She Signed Up For

Amid tons of criticism, Burger King has yanked it's controversial "Mary J. Blige singing about chicken" ad. Find out what Mary had to say inside.....

Burger King has pulled the controversial chicken ad that have folks all around the country crying fowl, and even Mary J. Blige has distanced herself.

She said,  “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."

She added,

"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."

For their part, Burker King has also apologized saying "We would like to apologize to Mary J. and all of her fans for airing an ad that was not final."  The company says an approved version will be released soon.

The song was still abut chicken and the fixins though.  Just sayin'.  Still loves some Mary...

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No amount of Mary J singing

No amount of Mary J singing about chicken is going to bring back sales at BK. And now that they admit to screwing up and releasing an unfinished ad makes them look like fools. Who approved that move? Sorry BK...in case you didn't know...everyone is at McD's and they love their commercials. Just Sayin'
LadyP's picture

I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
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I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
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I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
Anonymous's picture

I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
Anonymous's picture

I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
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I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
Anonymous's picture

I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
Anonymous's picture

I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with all the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......samh
Anonymous's picture

I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......smh
Anonymous's picture

I mean really.....everyone is

I mean really.....everyone is mad over a chicken commercial...really?...with the other things going on in the world we are mad about a chicken commercial?.....wow.....and I bet that more than half of these protesters are not even registered to vote......smh
Anonymous's picture

Burger King sucks!

Burger King sucks!
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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWH! Shut up. Miserable azz black people SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

For Easter Sunday I'm Making

For Easter Sunday I'm Making FRIED CHICKEN WINGS, Potato Salad and fresh String Beans!!!! ummm, smacking lips!
BOSSLADY's picture

crispy chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!and

crispy chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!and lettuceLOL i love it, whats the Big deal,> Is Gzimmerman in Jail yet????
Anonymous's picture

Black people need to learn

Black people need to learn the difference between culture and stereo type. If an Italian singer sang for the olive garden, or a chinese singer for panda express no big deal. When a black person sings about chicken there's something wrong? Chicken is AMERICAN white people (for those of you who white make everything right) all over the south can frie some chicken that wouls make you slap your black mamma. There's a difference between culture and stereo type. I like Hip hop & R&B that's not a stereotypical that's CUTURAL I was exposed to it by my people since birth and I'm not ashamed to eat fried chicken in front of the queen of england.
The Truth's picture

Amen to The Truth....You can

Amen to The Truth....You can tell...something is not right with this "so called" generation of black people....their parents missed some lessons...u can tell..Who cares....she did a commerical about a chicken wrap! and! Black people are not the only people in this country that eat fried chicken....But y'all have been conditioned to hate EVERYTHING associated with black people. So sad....including hatin yourself, your hair, your history, your mother,and your kids ....If you wanna get embarrassed about something it should be that! PERIOD
AnonymousAmen's picture

I think people are upset

I think people are upset because of the assumption that is being made about us as a race. Burger King said hey, black people like MJB and black people like chicken. So if we just get MJB to sing about chicken, all the black people will go out and buy it. We are saying that we are not that simple-minded of a race. We won't respond to stepping-fetch-it, Aunt Jemima, shucking and jiving marketing tactics. If you want our dollars you have to come correct.
DesignDiva's picture

Actually...I think that's all

Actually...I think that's all in your mind.....this is what tickles me...you re upset at BK and MJB But you are not upset with Rappers? disrespecting women.... not upset with they way women (black) are potrayed in movies and on tv....and these blogs...you not upset over the overall opinion of blacks in this country in the media....but you mad cause Mary made a chicken commerical....I find this very very interesting...Just sayin....Maybe you think all black women should look white....maybe you think the closer we resemble white folks culturally in every way that will make something better. And I'm sure you re not upset about white female rappers sayin they are your slave owner....that's hot...huh? LMAO WOW....pick your battles black folk...pick yo battles...lol
AnonymousAmen's picture

Yet if black folks are

Yet if black folks are dancing for chicken nuggets, like in all the Mcdonald's, nobody has a problem. LOL. What MJB is doing is no different than ad companies hiring black actors, singers etc., to reach the black demographic, the same whites, hispanics, etc. are hired when ad companies want to reach hispanic or white demographic.
Anonymous's picture

I don't get all of the hoopla

I don't get all of the hoopla about her singing about chicken either. McDonald's, KFC, and others have blacks singing about chicken all the time and no one says anything. I think most people are upset because the commercial was uber corny and terrible.
Anonymous's picture

I can see your point

I can see your point regarding Mary J, however this site.. http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/african/3-coon/5-chickwatermel... gives a little insight into why the constant relation to blacks via the liking of chicken and waffles can be insulting
Anonymous's picture

I meant watermelon not

I meant watermelon not waffles
Anonymous's picture

Ok everybody is upset but

Ok everybody is upset but nobody never said shit about the slave talking black woman in the popeyes commercial! Oh I forgot she's not a celebrity. Gtfoh!
choco's picture

HA!! So true.

HA!! So true.
LadyP's picture

you just brought that to my

you just brought that to my attention, and i agree with you 100%
Anonymous's picture

LMFAO! Right! I can't stand

LMFAO! Right! I can't stand that damn commercial.
Anonymous's picture

Personally, I refuse to eat

Personally, I refuse to eat fried chicken and watermelon in public, but that's just me. I'd be lying if I said I didn't like them, but I also don't want to perpetrate certain stereotypes. I remember while I was a grad student at Harvard, I went to a restaurant called John Harvard near campus in Harvard Square with 5 of my black friends. Once we were all seated, the waitress said, "I know what you guys want. We have GREAT fried chicken on the menu!" One of my friends said, "We'll only get the fried chicken if we can get red kool-aid and hog maws and chitlins on the side." The waitress just stared back at him totally clueless.. It really was a lesson for me. Here we were, 6 black Harvard students and the only redeeming quality this waitress though we possessed was a love of fried chicken. I had been to the same restaurant with white classmates several times in the past and we were never offered fried chicken to start. We have to elevate ourselves above stereotypes and teach these people that there is more to us than basketball, rap, and fried chicken. We're a discerning sophisticated demographic who DESERVES to be marketed to as such. Shame on Burger King and shame on Mary J for cashing the check!
DesignDiva's picture

well said

well said
Anonymous's picture

Pebblebeach, Anonymous 7:53 &

Pebblebeach, Anonymous 7:53 & 8:17 summed it all up for me. Much ado about the wrong thing!
Realist 's picture

I am a black person who loves

I am a black person who loves to eat chicken but that's not all i enjoy i love trying diff food. i think the issue that people are having is own your bullshit this celbs want to do anything to stay on top and this is showing just that your in your 40's mary you shouldn't be singing about no dam chicken and you should firer that husband for making you do this, you don't have to you are one of those timeless celbs, but when you do fuck up shit like this it make us grown ass people look at you in that stupid ass outfit and say what the fuck did i just see! love you stay with music not so much acting it's like watching pant dry
Anonymous's picture

This bitch is a liar, with

This bitch is a liar, with someone at her level you wanna tell me that either she or her management had no idea what she was signing up for, this is why I dont like most of these celebs. When they fuck up instead of being real about it they wanna blame he,she and the old lady. Mary , quit wid the fuckin lies.
Anonymous's picture

Thats right sis

Thats right sis SPEAK!!!!!!!!! but umm sis BurgerKing didnt send your camp a preview of the final product so can review it b4 it was released????? Reguardless iLuvU and iKno youre about ya bizness!!!! Make your coin chal $2mill at that owwwwww GetYoLife Mary
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Anonymous's picture

The ad was fine. Black

The ad was fine. Black people really need to quit trippin'. We eat chicken....big deal. Mary got paid and that's the bottom line! Everything is not about black folks. Just be happy she got a job! Don't front Mary!
Anonymous's picture

I agree. It's a little

I agree. It's a little cringeworthy, but mostly a non issue. All over the world people eat fried chicken. KFC does more business in China and Japan than in the US. There some battles not worth debating.
SweetDivaT's picture

Right...stop tripping over

Right...stop tripping over this non issue. It was certainly a stupid commercial like some of them can be. Why do Black people keep embracing these stereotypes? EVERY DARN BODY eats fried chicken. And Mary had to know what she was getting herself into, she got paid, I'm sure that's all that matters to her, in the end
Anonymous's picture

Interesting

Interesting
Dean's picture

That rooster

That rooster hair........smdh!
Jason's picture

Stereotypical or not, I don't

Stereotypical or not, I don't think this was a good look for Mary. I figure she either wasn't aware of how the masses would think it made her look, the pending backlash, or just didn't care & simply did it for the money. I just put my face to my palm & smh.
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The add was FUNNY! It wasn't

The add was FUNNY! It wasn't designed to be serious. Now people are losing their jobs because people are losing their minds being hypercritical. Gezzzzz!
Anonymous's picture

THAT HAIR???? Who is Mary

THAT HAIR???? Who is Mary blaming for that rooster doodle doo mess? I agree that if it were a no-name black person singing it wouldn't be a big deal, just like when no-names be singing and dancing and rapping and krumping and hopscotching in Mcdonalds, Churches and Popeyes commercials. But the difference is no-names of all races usually start at the bottom and go through some clownish embarrassing jobs. I mean look at the people in those SAFE AUTO and PROGRESSIVE commercials and those BAIL BONDS commercials, there's a lot of EMBARRASSING commercials among all races but HEY, that's the struggle of being a beginner, Mary is NOT at that level anymore and EVERY ONE ELSE had a nice "DREAMY" commercial. David Beckhams commercial is DELICIOUS, he was in a dream sequence and he looked TASTY. Jay Leno commercial is corny but it's arrogant and cool like a A-list celebrity commercial and Salma's was offensive to me, it's stereotypical but at least you can CLEARLY tell it's a character portrayal, a scripted skit. Mary's isn't dreamy, cool and it doesn't look like she's playing a role, reading a script, acting a part like Salma, it's looks like a REAL HOOD chicken testimony from the heart and soul of Mary, and BK is dead wrong for that. Again, EVERYBODY ELSE commercial is like a dream or a skit, while Mary is the only being portrayed as herself testifying for some fast food snack. It's just looked so stupid and out of character for Mary. Had she just been standing at the counter like David it would be a whole new story, had she been presented like a down- to-earth superstar stopping by BK after a performance that would have been a whole different story. But she was presented as a superstar she was presented as ghetto bird with some nasty hair. And honestly, it's not about a black person singing about chicken, because I just know had it been someone silly and fun like CeeLo doing it, it would have been great, but serious a$$ Mary J. Blige with her always stressed out facial expression is not the one to be doing comedic chicken commercials.
Anonymous's picture

I agree!!! A hundred thousand

I agree!!! A hundred thousand and fifty percent!! You hit the nail on the head. Why are David Beckham and Salma Hayek looking all scrump-deli-ocious and Mary posted up on a table singing an ingredient list?? Where was her dream sequence??? They really missed an opportunity to do something spectacular with Ms. Blige that could've actually achieved their goal, put a wonderful spotlight on her, and come off as funny. I work in the industry, I know how things can go south and the fact of the matter is this was someone higher up not have the racial sensitivity or not giving a damn and doing what they wanted to do...which was obviously completely out of sync with the creative story of the other campaign commercials. Burger King execs: GET IT TOGETHER!
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This commercial was funny as

This commercial was funny as hell just the way it was.. LOL, it's not that serious. David Beckham is an athlete who became an icon due to his "sexiness." There are ads all over Times Square of him in underwear. Salma Hayek is an actress who is likewise known for her "sexiness." Hence why these people were put in "sexy dream states." Mary J Blige is known for what? Her voice! Being the Queen of RnB Soul. She's never landed on a Most Beautiful People Lists. Even in the black community, she's never been considered on their sexiest female list so it makes sense that she is singing. The song was more memorable than Beckham, Leno, or Hayek's contributions. It was funny. What's the difference between MJB singing about a chicken wrap & all the countless McDonald's commercials which feature black people talking of chicken nuggets, etc?
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