Last week, I wrote about the Burger King commercial starring Mary J. Blige that was taken down because it was creating quite a stir with people saying that the ad promoted a negative stereotype (aka African Americans love for chicken). Blige apologized to the upset African American community, saying “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,” Blige told TMZ. “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.”
As a side note, I saw Blige perform live at White Party in Palms Springs this past Saturday night and she KILLED it! She performed Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody,” “Just Fine,” “Family Affair,” “No More Drama,” and finished the set off with “Be Without You“. SO good.
Back to the BK issue, The Second City Network has put together a series of faux “leaked” unaired BK commericals that feature a Mary J. Blige look-a-like interupting several different scenes by saying, “What’s in the new crispy chicken wrap?!” I seriously die every time she says it. She then goes on to sing about the wrap, but Second City took the inappropriateness of the ads to another level with the scenes and the lyrics. It’s totally something SNL would do, being that it’s so funny but so wrong at the same time. Check it out below.