Burger King Likes to cross the line?

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by BioHomocide, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. BioHomocide

    BioHomocide Well-Known Member

    I mean wtf? A song about square butts and girls in short shorts with square booties dancing? Here's a short taste of the provocative new commercial:
    King is Crazy.

    Burger King is really starting to cross the line. Their new commercials are all shit and are way too sexual or violent to be used for a fast food place. Especially for a commercial to get kids to eat at their restaurant. This is why Burger King will never beat McDonald's. They have to act so stupid to get any attention while McDonald's commercials are so simple and child friendly.

    Don't get me wrong I am far from prudent but seeing this commercial on cartoon network really made me angry. It's like all those stupid truth commercials about drugs. Commercials like these shouldn't be on cartoon network!
  2. Young suicider

    Young suicider Well-Known Member

    dude I cruz my self when I saw it...but the whole hookers with square butts...really????how stupid...might as well advertise on a porno site you'll get more viewers.
  3. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    Agreed! I guess threy're so desperate they'll try anything that's allowable. Which poses the question...why is this allowable? Don't the censors have any guidelines whatsoever? Like you imply in your thread, "I'm no prude" either, but c'mon! Seems like anything short of outright nudity is o.k.
  4. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    Well if they put some dancing hookers in the restaurant, I might visit more. Good idea Burger King! Screw kids, you are a strip joint on the inside.
  5. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    Censorship kills. The more you try and hide from your children the worse they will become. All I have to say is read the comments. Kids look at things in a much different light than adults do. To them it isn't "hookers" up there dancing it is merely a joke. Most kids have probably seen the movie Shrek and so I believe Burger King is attempting to make a connection to that. This isn't anything close to porn they have Victoria's Secret commercials on major networks at major times. The only reason people are getting pissed off is because the commercial is targeting at kids.
  6. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    its only an ad, not like they are out right saing the women are below them or anything, its called a gimick. i see no issue with it
  7. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Pop culture is currently quite full of booty-popping women, and kids have certainly seen it. I feel this was a humorous take on that and combined it with Spongebob quite effectively... Nothing too wrong with this, in my opinion.
  8. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    :laugh: love it
  9. Axiom

    Axiom Account Closed

    So then. Once we get used to this, what will be the next extreme we accept?
  10. Godsdrummer

    Godsdrummer Guest

    Spongebob Sexpants! :biggrin:
  11. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    What's more appaling is that we are tought to be shameful of the human body from birth by wearing clothes in public when uneccessary and making sex a very private thing.
    I'd think that would contribute to perversions and deviant behaviour.
  12. Axiom

    Axiom Account Closed

    To me I just see more objectifying of women to be honest. Truth be told it definatly catches your attention. I'm sure there are many ads similar to it or that have skirted the concept too. But I think it's stupid and is a cheap and stupid way of raising attention. But it'll work, it'll stick in my memory(for 5 seconds, but when I'm hungry and think of something fast, the big damn M will jump in, along with some smaller notion of some crazy druged up King with the women from box ass world) and i might be inclined for that tasty buger at the end of their, which i've forgotten. Hmm spose that spells where my minds at.

    Meh. I only wonder what will come next, if this will become a norm, how others will include this concept into their ads, and who will push the benchmark. Sides this, what another waste of time. :blink:
  13. MeAndYou

    MeAndYou Well-Known Member

    There is a lot behind advertisements and the making of adverts. The end goal is to drive commercialism. Buy buy buy buy buy buy buy. Corporations and advertisement companies arent just selling a product, they are selling a lifestyle. And they know their psychology to boot. Most if not all pop culture/ adverts exploits our most instinctual drives that are hard wired into our brains, in an effort to sell products. Objectifying? Absolutely. But ask yourself this. What do you buy and why?
  14. BioHomocide

    BioHomocide Well-Known Member

    I buy because I either need or want a product. I do all the research I can to get the best price and then I buy buy buy.

    I don't buy because an advertisement is being extreme or funny. Only immature idiots would find this commercial suitable for children or a fast food restaurant. I'm not saying Burger King is completely to blame.... I blame the FCC and the TV networks for allowing crap commercials like these on a children's network. I say show it only on MTV. None of those people who watch MTV have any brains to waste. Pop culture is what is ruining America, Pop culture is ruining the world.
  15. Rosenrot

    Rosenrot Forum Buddy

    i don't care, all fast food resturants serve equally the same crap imo. i'll eat at whatever's closest when i'm hungry.
  16. Atheist Demon

    Atheist Demon Account Closed

    I saw that dumb commercial.

    At the end Sir Mix-A-Lot says "Booty is Booty" which will get kids into thinking of sex all the time. It is too much.
  17. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I don't see anything wrong with that commercial ,I think its quite funny :giggle:
  18. Random

    Random Well-Known Member

    I always thought the people who want to censor everything are the extreme we're putting up with.
  19. MeAndYou

    MeAndYou Well-Known Member

    You either need or want a product. I'll start of by saying most of what you buy is because you want it...not that you need it. You may need it for social status, enjoyment/pleasure, style, etc etc but you dont need it for basic survival.

    I say that because lets face it...these commercials are made for children and young adults. When the mind is the easiest to persuade. Who primarily watches MTV? Kids and young adults. Yes kids. Whether its suitable for a kid or not really isnt relevant because too many parents couldnt care less.

    Its such a hard line to walk in my opinion. I think at such a young age a kids mind and their overall expectations of themselves should not be exploited and thats exactly what adverts attempt to do.

    The MTV generation doesnt want to invent or work for their money they just want to be famous. Most people cant become famous in the traditional hollywood sense so what do they do? They go out and buy things that the commercials tell them will make them popular.
  20. Angelo_91

    Angelo_91 Well-Known Member

    Apparently Burger King Doesn't give a shit what you have to say.
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