Singer Mary J Blige has finally responded to the avalanche of criticism that she has had to endure since her new Burger King commercial dropped online several days ago.
Burger King quickly removed the commercial from YouTube citing “copyright issues” (LOL).
In a statement the star claims that what we saw wasn’t the complete commercial.
“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 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.”
Fast food giant Burger King later issued the following statement,
“We would like to apologize to Mary J. and all of her fans for airing an ad that was not final. We know how important Mary J. is to her fans, and we are currently in the process of finalizing the commercial. We hope to have the final ad on the air soon.”
What a mess!
I think the majority believe that appearing in a commercial like this is beneath Mary. And it’s also just a bad commercial.
*sings* “Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla,”
That song just keeps going around in my head now.
“That song just keeps going around in my head now.” <- so the ad is working then! 🙂
I still haven’t seen this ad!
…Unfinished…Uh huh…I believe you…That damn thing surprises me everytime I catch myself singing it.
And thanks to my rather err…energetic rendition, while I was describing it to a friend, now random people at Goodbody’s know it too…One dude kept looking at me like I lost whatever semblance of sanity I had…It was fun.