Illustration for article titled Burger King Needs To Lose Its Whopper Virginity

Can we please just take a moment to call shenanigans on these "Whopper Virgins" commercials that Burger King insists on playing every 5 minutes? The premise itself is ridiculous: Burger King travels to remote areas of the world, basically "rounds up" people who have never eaten Whoppers before, and then films them as they taste a Whopper for the first time. "The Whopper is America's favorite," a voiceover claims, "but what will these people choose?" Perhaps the most offensive part of the ads is, as Marilyn Borchardt of Food First points out, the fact that "the ad's not even acknowledging that there's even hunger in any of these places." Brian Morrissey of calls the ads "embarrassing and emblematic of how ignorant Americans still seem to the rest of the world." What do you think of the "Whopper Virgins?" Offensive? Hilarious? Or just plain stupid? For those of you who haven't seen the ad yet, a clip is after the jump.


Burger King Under Fire For Whopper Virgins Taste Test Challenge [Telegraph]

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