August 27, 2007

Shame on You: Burger King

This pathetic commercial was shown nationwide last summer, advertising Burger King's Texas Double Whopper.

We're talking about one burger that contains:

1,050 calories
106% of one's daily recommended fat intake
130% of the daily saturated fat limit

80% of the maximum daily sodium amount

And... 2.5 grams of trans fat (ideally, we should be getting zero)

So, how do you advertise a triple bypass in between two buns? Why, resort to many men's ultimate fear -- that of being compared to, gasp, a woman!

And thus the creation of Burger King's "Manthem", in which men brag about their unhealthy eating habits and practically equate the Texas Double Whopper to a shot of testosterone.

Below, the cringe-worthy lyrics:

"I am man, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore

And I'm way too hungry to settle for chick food

'Cause my stomach's startin' to growl

And I'm goin' on the prowl
For a Texas double-whopper, man that's good

Oh, yes, I'm a guy, I'll admit I've been fed quiche

Wave tofu bye bye, now it's the whopper beef I reach

I will eat this meat until my innie turns into an outtie

I am starved, I am incorrigible

And I need to scoff a big burger beef bacon jalopeno good thing down
I am hungry

I am incorrigible

I am mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

PS: Eating like "a man, man" and stuffing yourself silly with saturated fat, trans fats, and sodium (as this commercial dares male viewers to do) is a surefire way to become obese and increase your risk of developing prostate, colon, and rectal cancer. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Jim said...

I realize this is an old post (and an old commercial), but I have to comment on this.
This is a very funny commercial. It may infuriate "food police" types such as yourself, but I really don't care what you think. If you eat too much of anything, it is bad for you. If you drink too much water over a short period, it can kill you. I think you should post a blog condemning the evils of H2O.
In the past year, I have had two of these. On both occasions I didn't have time for lunch, so it was my only meal that day. I had fries and a coke, too - It's amazing that I'm still alive to write this!
I am so glad that Burger King creates products (and commercials) that are geared toward its customers instead of worrying about what you think.
You should probably go eat a lettuce sandwich. Wait - you better make it a wrap instead.