April 4th, 2012
Burger King ad with Blige stirs criticism
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
A Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled. But the fast-food chain is blaming music licensing issues for the decision - not criticism of the ad.
The spot debuted this week. In it, Blige sings soulfully about chicken snack wraps.
But as the video went viral, some in the black community criticized the ad as stereotypical.