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Westham67 4:47 Tue Apr 9
Burger King remove 'racist' chopsticks ad
Please make it stop
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-47866381

Burger King has removed an advert which shows western people trying to eat a burger with oversized red chopsticks following criticism on social media.

The advert for a new Vietnamese burger in New Zealand has sparked a debate over whether the advert is harmless fun or culturally insensitive and racist.

A clip of the advert posted to Twitter by Maria Mo, a Korean woman living in New Zealand, has been viewed more than 2.9M times.

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In her subsequent thread she berates Burger King's attempts to make fun of how Asians eat and described the advert as racist.

She tweeted: "I'm so sick of racism of any kind. Of the kind that makes fun of different cultures. Say no to every single manifestation of it."

Others feel equally as strong: "I always thought that Burger King was better than KFC and McDonalds, but now I don't want to eat their products," wrote one disgruntled post on the Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo.
Some on social media have likened this to the racism row faced by fashion house Dolce & Gabbana after they posted videos of a Chinese model eating Italian food with chopsticks in 2018.

Twitter user TatianaKing wrote: "I thought brands learned their lesson after the D&G chopsticks fiasco... then again I'm not surprised."

In China, the Burger King advert has been viewed more than eight million times on the news website Pear Video and tens of thousands of Weibo users have been posting about it. The hashtag, which translates as #NewBurgerKingAdvertAllegedlyRacist, has also been used more than 12,000 times.

Not all posts are critical, however. "Whatever anyone does, it's discrimination, we're bursting with persecution and paranoia. What can brands do in the future to introduce Asian elements?" asked one user who had sympathy for Burger King.

Another saw the funny side of the advert: "This is just a joke that westerners can't use chopsticks. Why is it only in recent years that we hear that Chinese people feel discriminated against? Am I meant to get angry?"

And others believe those who have been offended by the advert are sensitive and show that people in China have an inferiority complex.

Burger King has now deleted the clip which appeared on their Instagram account for New Zealand and has withdrawn the television advert. A spokesperson said: "The ad in question is insensitive and does not reflect our brand values regarding diversity and inclusion."

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Hermit Road 7:23 Fri Apr 12
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ironsofcanada 12:23 Fri Apr 12

Eating themselves. They have to. When the whole ideology is founded on a hierarchy of victimhood then those victim groups are going to jostle for position. Various groups of middle class twats arguing over who is the most oppressed.

Coffee 4:30 Fri Apr 12
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If you were a radical anti-racist who was really hungry, would you go for a quick Whopper or choose to go hungry?

ironsofcanada 2:19 Fri Apr 12
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bruuuno 2:17 Fri Apr 12

Cheers

Always count on you for support, bru, my bro.

bruuuno 2:17 Fri Apr 12
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Give ioc a break, he’s on the spectrum, they can be like this sometimes. Annoying cunts

ironsofcanada 1:15 Fri Apr 12
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Westham67 1:13 Fri Apr 12

Careful mate,

That is getting close to some New Zealand shooter copypasta these days. Verbotten.

ironsofcanada 1:14 Fri Apr 12
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Sydney_Iron 1:12 Fri Apr 12

I keep trying to get back to some of the issues raised.

But people want to talk about other posters and their WHO support group. I can only work with what I am given.

Westham67 1:13 Fri Apr 12
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I am Eky thump black belt Syders haha

Sydney_Iron 1:12 Fri Apr 12
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Handbags are the WHO weapon of choice.

Take 2 steps ladies, about turn and Swing..........

ironsofcanada 1:10 Fri Apr 12
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Darby_ 1:05 Fri Apr 12

Did you have an opinion on the LGBT activist undercutting his point at the end his opinion piece or the Edmonton story?

ironsofcanada 1:08 Fri Apr 12
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Westham67 1:03 Fri Apr 12

You responded, I was just asking your opinion on a story.

Not need to get upset because you read something wrong.

Darby_ 1:05 Fri Apr 12
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Just ignore him and he gives up after a while, 67.

Westham67 1:03 Fri Apr 12
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Fuck off and don't address me then you boring cunt

ironsofcanada 1:02 Fri Apr 12
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Westham67 12:58 Fri Apr 12

Have trouble reading, mate?

And why would I want that anyway?

Westham67 12:58 Fri Apr 12
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You want me to come to Edmonton ?

ironsofcanada 12:55 Fri Apr 12
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Westham67 12:53 Fri Apr 12

Great.

Your thoughts on the thing in Edmonton?

Westham67 12:53 Fri Apr 12
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Actually it was Tuesday but I like to book early for Friday hahaha

Toe Rag 12:44 Fri Apr 12
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You are a WHO triple OG 67 so I wouldn’t expect anything less haha!

ironsofcanada 12:43 Fri Apr 12
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Westham67 12:42 Fri Apr 12

You did it a few days ago, mate. Remember?

Westham67 12:42 Fri Apr 12
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Hahaha yeah the WHO of old

Toe Rag 12:32 Fri Apr 12
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Posters offering each other out in a Friday?

Old school WHO tradition right there.

ironsofcanada 12:23 Fri Apr 12
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Hermit Road 10:56 Fri Apr 12

Near the end of the article you have these three sentenes

"It’s true that the new laws are the product of domestic pressures rather than Britain’s imperial past. Brunei’s faltering oil reserves and impending economic downturn, coupled with growing Islamic fundamentalism, likely contributed to the sultan’s shift to sharia law and authoritarianism"

"It’s easy to blame Brunei’s laws solely on an authoritarian ruler and Islamist fundamentalism..."

He has mostly undone his argument there but the whole thing is a illogical attempt to prevent identity politics on the left from eating itself. Ie. Is it more important to support Muslims or LGBT (or LGBTQ2S+ - see below) persons when they come into conflict?

Here is another example from another former British colony, formerly Fort Edmonton, the biggest city near to where I grew up and where I Iived for 10 years.

"2019 Edmonton Pride Festival cancelled"

https://globalnews.ca/news/5154261/2019-edmonton-pride-festival-cancelled-email-april/

To summarise, the parade and at least part of the festival have been cancelled because "Shades of Color, an Edmonton group that advocates for queer and trans Black folx, Indigenous folx and people of colour" send a list of demands to the organising committee. These included cancelling floats and corporate sponsorship in the parade and $20,000 be given to this and another group.

When the Pride organising committee met to discuss this, they invited 4 members (for space) of the group to come. Instead they tried to bring everyone they could and the police had to be called. For concerns of safety and protest, the event(s) they were planning were cancelled.

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