Wednesday, April 15, 2009

smh @ Burger King

First off let me tell you that I really prefer Burger King over a lot of other fast food restaurants. However, how did the ad above get passed everyone in the company? Honestly, did they creative team or these execs not think about how Mexico would react. Every country has strict limitations on how their flag is displayed...yes that includes Mexico.
"This advertisement denigrates the image of our country and uses improperly Mexico's national flag," Jorge Zermeno wrote in a letter to Burger King in Spain, the Reforma newspaper reported. Mexico has strict laws prohibiting the defamation of the flag, Zermeno said.
The crazy part was the location of the advertisements. The ad was an advertisement for a new Tex-Mex style hamburger hangs in central Madrid April 14, 2009. Luckily, Mexico's ambassador to Spain made a "complaint" and sure enough the ads all came down. Kudos to you Mexico.

Read the full story here.
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