There is a new Burger King commercial that I saw for the first time a few days ago, for the Texas Double Whopper, and I really don't like it. It's basically men singing about rebelling against "chick food" (because apparently women only eat tofu and shrimp and plants), tearing off their ties (because apparently they only wear those when women make them), and throwing minivans off bridges (because apparently they only drive those when women make them). I find this commercial really offensive, but I'm not sure why other than I think it perpetuates damaging gender stereotypes, and I have decided not to eat at Burger King until they stop playing this commercial. I also plan to call them on my day off this week, as their website says they do not accept e-mail communication. Has anyone else seen this commercial? What do you think about it?
I was discussing this with a friend of mine who lives in BC and she said she doubts it will be shown up there. There is a commercial for Tostitos where three men are standing around eating chips while their female coworker does all the work, and according to my friend, they decided it was sexist and pulled it from the air (I wouldn't mind confirmation on this).
[Edit: Link to the commercial is here
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