Mary J. Blige Speaks Out On Controversial Burger King Advert
The black community were up in arms at a recent Burger King advertisement starring Mary J. Blige promoting the fast food chain's new crispy chicken wraps. After many complaints were sent in claiming that the advert came across as racist, due to the fact that Blige was "stereotypically" singing about chicken, the company had no choice but to pull the advertisement a couple of days ago...
Their official story at the time was that the ad spot was pulled because of a licensing issue and that the advertisement would be back on air soon. Now Mary J. Blige, the star of the advert, has broken her silence on the controversial ad spot.
Speaking to TMZ, the 41-year old veteran R&B singer had this to say: "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. 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 to go out."
Mary J. Blige was reportedly paid $2 million to appear in the ad.
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