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A conservative advocacy group has taken aim at Burger King for being "tasteless" -- and they're not talking about its plant-based Whopper.
The group One Million Moms has released a statement ripping B.K. a new one for its "highly inappropriate" decision to use the word "damn" in TV ads for the meatless burger. The commercial in question features a man who, after taking a bite of the Impossible Whopper, exclaims, "Damn, that's good!"
“The language in the commercial is offensive, and it’s sad that this once family restaurant has made yet another deliberate decision to produce a controversial advertisement instead of a wholesome one,”the group said in a statement, calling the word a “profanity.”
"Burger King’s Impossible Whopper ad is irresponsible and tasteless," the statement from One Million Moms reads. "It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. We all know children repeat what they hear." The group has started a petition asking people to boycott Burger King until it "cleans up" its ads. As of Monday afternoon, more than 9,200 had signed it.
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