What would you do if you were an international fast food chain who'd publicly disgraced an R&B singer? You'd probably apologize!
And that's exactly what Burger King has done to Mary J. Blige, perhaps bringing the singer some semblance of closure over her recent ad for the chain, which featured Blige standing on a table and singing about Burger King's new chicken snack wraps. Many in the black community called the ad stereotypical, and it's yielded a huge backlash for Mary J. Blige according to USA Today.
Burger King released the ad on Monday (April 2) and it immediately went viral, which may or may not have been the cause of the chain pulling the ad on Tuesday (citing "music licensing issues") and explaining that the ad was "unfinished."
Mary J. Blige told TMZ, "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 continued, "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'm a Mary fan. I play "Real Love" when I DJ sometimes, and I still will, no matter how many chicken snap wrap commercials she does.
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