Sunday, May 28, 2006

A short little rant...

I've seen this "I am man" Burger King commercial one too many times. The stupid ad implies that the you need to eat a big bacon cheeseburger to be a man. Did anyone in Burger King's marketing department see Super Size Me? Have they noticed that most fast food restaurants are trying to sell healthier options? It is almost funny that Burger King has gotten to a point where they are selling their burgers the same way low end beer companies try to sell their beer.

5 comments:

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I was so sad when I saw that for the first time..like it freaking set back the vegetarian movement at least 10 years, particularly among men!

Addy N. said...

Hi there! I linked over here after reading your comment on Dreena's blog. I am also very disturbed by that commercial- is it 'manly' to have heart disease and colon cancer? It's like touting the masculinity of driving a Hummer- it's so manly to contribute lots of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere! Give me a break.

btw- I'll check out the rest of your blog. I'm a vegetarian (for over 14 years) who tries to eat mostly vegan.

zenpawn said...

And there's that ad where the guys are sing-songing their favorite meat meals, when one guy offers up "vegetable medley!" They all look at him strangely, so he yells out some carnivorous dish to their approval.

Mindy T. said...

The meat industry is so insidious. Yay to all the veg bloggers out here who do their bit to counter that bulls***. And to the activists who try to get changes made. Check out the anti-meat website of an ex-rancher named Howard Lyman, www.madcowboy.com. Maybe we should all add activist links tso our blogs...

http://mindycooks.blogspot.com

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

I've seen that commercial too, and besides thinking that no one should eat that dang burger, I actually thought it was hilarious.

I think it is entertaining that men have to claim their manhood by eating a burger. Geez. Our favorite manhood product would have to be man-size Kleenex (yep, really said that on the box and it was grey and "manly") that we found in London. Like they can't be a man using regular Kleenex...whatever!
-Crystal