I have to comment on this because this is too good. Have you guys heard about the big stink surrounding the Burger King commercial that features Mary J. Blige singing about chicken? If you haven’t, check it out here: Burger King Commercial
I have to admit, when I first saw it I laughed. I don’t think this was meant to be taken seriously, and I think that Mary J. Blige participated in the spirit of the funny; I am just speculating on that. In any case, there was a huge backlash, and I have only had time to hear a few of the arguments. But one of them came from a comedian–I forget his name, he is a ‘B’ comedian (yes, I said it). His point was that we Americans have not reached a point where Black people can joke about fried chicken or watermelon–it’s just too much. I get this.
At the same time, I think that Black people are not alone, A LOT OF PEOPLE EAT FRIED CHICKEN AND WATERMELON!! So my question is, who created this story of fried chicken and Black folks? Of course this is a rhetorical question, But I would like to know why Black people have to find a dark corner in an undisclosed location to eat fried chicken, or enjoy a piece of delicious watermelon. Ugh!
Am I supposed to go back to being a vegetarian, or make sure I have filet mignon on hand to make sure I don’t get caught with fried chicken? Chicken, I think, is the least expensive meat out there. Actually, I prefer roast, baked, or rotisserie chicken over fried.
There are people who can’t even get a chicken! They would love to be able to dip it in buttermilk, flour and spices and fry that thing up!
What’s the deal people? I think this is somebody elses problem, not mine. What do you think?