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01-03-2009 08:50 AM
VanGoesVeg
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Originally Posted by sarahjayn1980 View Post

i think its kind of funny that a lot of people have labeled the villagers as "poor". i mean, they look like they are well-fed individuals with good teeth and clothing. i wonder if they would consider themselves poor.



I noticed that too.
01-03-2009 08:41 AM
VanGoesVeg They show one here where a string of them have taken a bite of each and are pointing to the one they liked. It's pretty funny because all of them have this confused look like "I guess I have to pick one so here goes"!! None of them look like they actually enjoy it or even liked either in any way...maybe there is a little justice after all.
12-11-2008 04:27 AM
megbot
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Originally Posted by greensgood View Post

if they really have never eaten mcdonalds or burger king they are going to be sick!



that was my thought as well.
12-09-2008 05:30 AM
Kiz Smiling, expressing humour and giving your honest opinion about someone or something all seem to be deemed politically incorrect these days. Pretty much anything these days will get someone somewhere screaming about the lack of PCness.
12-09-2008 04:47 AM
McKayAZ It's not exploitation. It's a commercial. Some people need to lighten up. What is politically correct anymore, anyway?
12-07-2008 08:09 AM
rainforests1 I haven't been watching much television lately, so I haven't seen the commercial. Is it on you tube?
12-06-2008 02:36 AM
SuicideBlonde
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Originally Posted by PlaybackGuru View Post

The ad is real, they have a site set up to revel the results and many people are attacking Burger King for going into countries and using tons of money to ask a few people if the Whopper is better than the Big Mac, rather than spending the same amount and feeding an entire village!



I agree!
12-05-2008 11:07 PM
Eclipse27 It doesn't matter if the results are real or fake, the point is they are irrelevant either way.
12-05-2008 06:30 PM
GhostUser
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Originally Posted by Scythe View Post

...not that they probably didn't get someone anyway.



true
12-05-2008 06:22 PM
Scythe
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Originally Posted by animallover7249 View Post

Thats not what makes the results fake.

If you've never had something before and try two kinds you know what tastes better to you. You dont need someone to teach you what makes it good.



...not that they probably didn't get someone anyway.
12-05-2008 06:16 PM
GhostUser
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Originally Posted by Eclipse27 View Post


If the people have never had a burger, then they don't know what makes one better than another.



Thats not what makes the results fake.

If you've never had something before and try two kinds you know what tastes better to you. You dont need someone to teach you what makes it good.
12-05-2008 06:10 PM
Eclipse27 Again, the results don't even mean anything.



If the people have never had a burger, then they don't know what makes one better than another.



It's equally as stupid as KFC's 10 piece dinner for under $10 challenge.



People tend to be too stupid to see through it.
12-05-2008 06:04 PM
Scythe
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Originally Posted by Pixelle View Post

I don't have to actually know you to see what I believe is the pretense in your posts where you always make out like you don't care about anything.



There are things I care about, but discussing them here is not on that list. I find virtually nothing offensive and I can't think of any time here I've said I didn't care about something and really did (or any reasons why I would bother). But you're probably just in denial so you can keep faith in humanity or something, so whatever, believe your heart out.
12-05-2008 01:14 PM
PlaybackGuru I just read multiple news reports from google, which suggest its very real according to the backlash it has caused. Even if the results are obviously rigged, they traveled to said countries and feed people these burgers.
12-05-2008 01:10 PM
Michael How do you know it's real?
12-05-2008 01:06 PM
PlaybackGuru The ad is real, they have a site set up to revel the results and many people are attacking Burger King for going into countries and using tons of money to ask a few people if the Whopper is better than the Big Mac, rather than spending the same amount and feeding an entire village!
12-05-2008 12:10 PM
GhostUser
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Originally Posted by girlystar View Post

Most likely its fake.



12-05-2008 11:40 AM
SuicideBlonde
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Originally Posted by animallover7249 View Post

I'm surprised so many people think this is real.



Most likely its fake.
12-05-2008 10:23 AM
Nishani
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Originally Posted by Scythe View Post

Or it could be that I just really, honestly am not crying inside over someone participating voluntarily in a taste-test for an ad. But I'm sure you know me so much better than that, and it's really such a sad, "sickening" event.



For the record, it's door A. I laugh when people are offended by such pathetic, meaningless crap as this.



I don't have to actually know you to see what I believe is the pretense in your posts where you always make out like you don't care about anything.
12-05-2008 10:19 AM
broccolichick
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Originally Posted by JLRodgers View Post

I know I shouldn't of looked up "what's in a whopper" in google (and not just because the first thing returned involved a condom).



12-05-2008 10:15 AM
JLRodgers Oh great.... now I'm craving a veggie burger..... I know I shouldn't of looked up "what's in a whopper" in google (and not just because the first thing returned involved a condom).
12-05-2008 10:13 AM
GhostUser I'm surprised so many people think this is real.
12-05-2008 10:04 AM
broccolichick I doubt they'll get 'sick'.



But I think it's kind of insensitive for a huge corporation to go to remote areas where they probably are in need nutritional basics and say, here try these two burgers and render your verdict, to prove a point for an advertising campaign. It seems exploitative.
12-05-2008 08:00 AM
dormouse I didn't really react to this commercial one way or the other when I saw it, except I decided that I wanted to go out and get a veggie burger
12-05-2008 06:52 AM
Dirty Martini
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Originally Posted by icreep heather View Post





I was saying that the other day. There are TOO many preservatives and

chemicals in that crap. They're going to get sooo sick.



I'm curious. What preservatives and chemicals are in a whopper and in what amounts?
12-05-2008 06:12 AM
Scythe
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Originally Posted by Pixelle View Post

Bleh, whatever, regardless of the free lunch (yeah right), it's always sickening to watch a corporation act in an exploitive way for profit - but as usual, you're just too self-conscious to show that you care.



Or it could be that I just really, honestly am not crying inside over someone participating voluntarily in a taste-test for an ad. But I'm sure you know me so much better than that, and it's really such a sad, "sickening" event.



For the record, it's door A. I laugh when people are offended by such pathetic, meaningless crap as this.
12-05-2008 05:30 AM
Michael Finally a voice of reason!



Do people believe everything they see on television? It's obvious they're actors.



And when will people realize by posting "viral" items they're really just promoting the very thing they're criticizing?
12-05-2008 01:45 AM
DNK Meh. It's obvious that the contest is going to be rigged, I doubt the people taking part are even random villagers, and doubt they're unpaid, and highly doubt they're going to give honest opinions or that BK won't hand-pick the opinions they want. So it's just asinine marketing, but it does touch an ongoing trend of encroaching capitalism. Obviously, that debate isn't actually taking place in the commercials.



They'll all be hooked in a few years anyway...
12-05-2008 12:50 AM
SuicideBlonde
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Originally Posted by icreep heather View Post





I was saying that the other day. There are TOO many preservatives and chemicals in that crap. They're going to get sooo sick.



Agreed and what if they don't even eat cow to begin with.





Anyway its just stupid. Here have a nice big plate of cancer.
12-05-2008 12:05 AM
Irizary They're outsourcing everything nowadays. Can't they find poor people who have never tried Burger King in Appalachia or rural Pennsylvania?



Anyway, it's insensitive.
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