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Old 12-02-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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No other country has as much processed junk food as america does. I went to Paris for one week and realized at the end of the trip I had not consumed ANY junkfood whatsoever. It just isn't everywhere you go, in your face.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:55 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I think the commercial's point, or the small part of it I saw, was that people who had no bias about McDonalds vs. Burger King preferred the whopper.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you don't like the campain, you are totally entitled to your opinion just as I am entitled to my opinion. Don't eat at BK. I just don't think the ad is all that bad.
Forgetting completely the stuff most other people are complaining about, I don't find the ad effective at all.

For me, the flaw in their commercial boils down to one simple point: Do you trust someone, who has absolutely no basis or experience on which to gauge a certain food item, to tell you which of that food item tastes better?

I don't.

Put another way: If you were to give someone who had never even seen a soda in his life a can of Pepsi and a can of Coca-Cola to do a taste test, I wouldn't trust his choice and his preference would in no way make me doubt my preference.

It just seems to me that BK spent a lot of money, and used a lot of resources for an advertisement that while unique, doesn't strike me as particularly effective.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Durham
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You are all missing my point entirely. ALL cultures have food that is bad for you. You just can't eat that food every day, that is where Americans fail. We can just as easily eat healthy, whole foods as the french or anyone else but we consume way too much just as we do with everything else. I agree that we have a major obesity problem in the US but that isn't BKs fault nor does it have anything to do with this ad campaign.
I didn't miss your point; I just don't agree with it.

If you can say with a straight face that the fast food industry bears absolutely zero blame for the expanding American waistline, then your point would be more valid, but that's not a premise I would share.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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I didn't miss your point; I just don't agree with it.

If you can say with a straight face that the fast food industry bears absolutely zero blame for the expanding American waistline, then your point would be more valid, but that's not a premise I would share.
Last time I checked, f.f. industry didn't force me to eat at their restaurants. Maybe it's just my area, I don't know.

I guess we "must" blame some one, it's not our fault were fat. From fast food to the farmer, restaurant to the rancher..........it's never "our fault" that we eat too much.

BTW, last time I had a whopper I couldn't eat it all, I ate about 1/2 (if that) and was full. BK didn't come after me to make me finish it.

Another.......whose fault is it for those who aren't eating enough and are actually too skinny?

Should I blame "Cope" for me chew'n too much? "Bud" for me drink'n too much?

I guess my point is that I am responsible for what I eat/drink/do........and I don't blame others for what I do wrong.

take care
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You are all missing my point entirely. ALL cultures have food that is bad for you. You just can't eat that food every day, that is where Americans fail. We can just as easily eat healthy, whole foods as the french or anyone else but we consume way too much just as we do with everything else. I agree that we have a major obesity problem in the US but that isn't BKs fault nor does it have anything to do with this ad campaign.

I totally agree a Whopper is not good for you, but a whopper a few times a year is no worse for you than that 680 calorie loaded with sugar pastry a few times a year, and I'm not talking about a baguette.

If you don't like the campain, you are totally entitled to your opinion just as I am entitled to my opinion. Don't eat at BK. I just don't think the ad is all that bad.
What the World Eats, Part I - Photo Essays - TIME

Everyone may find this slideshow interesting "What People Around the World Eat"

The idea is that there are people on this planet who don't understand certian foods are a "treat". Food is eaten for energy and survival. Yes, some cultures may view some dishes as a delicacy, a treat or may have various traditions that focus on certain foods.

However, I find this campaign tacky.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I love that slideshow cr1039. I remember being fascinated by it when it came out.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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You are all missing my point entirely. ALL cultures have food that is bad for you. You just can't eat that food every day, that is where Americans fail. We can just as easily eat healthy, whole foods as the french or anyone else but we consume way too much just as we do with everything else. I agree that we have a major obesity problem in the US but that isn't BKs fault nor does it have anything to do with this ad campaign.

I totally agree a Whopper is not good for you, but a whopper a few times a year is no worse for you than that 680 calorie loaded with sugar pastry a few times a year, and I'm not talking about a baguette.

If you don't like the campain, you are totally entitled to your opinion just as I am entitled to my opinion. Don't eat at BK. I just don't think the ad is all that bad.
I got your point. It's like my friend from Bulgaria says - in America we have cake every day of the week. Everyone eats dessert every single day. In Bulgaria you get a cake for a wedding or a birthday. Fruit after dinner is the dessert.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: The 719
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You can eat your Whopper and all, but...



You'd better watch out for...






this guy...





















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Old 12-02-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Getting off topic, I agree with Jenn02674 and Capt. Cave Man in that, the problem with our poor health and obesity epidemic lies with Americans themselves. As a nation of eaters, overall we seem to lack knowledge about nutrition and have no self-control when it comes to what we put in our mouths.

I don't think this ad campaign is spreading the same phenonenom to these places. I think it is kind of stupid though.
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