THE OBENSON REPORT

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"Whopper Virgins" - Good Friday Morning!

The story goes... Burger King's new controversial ad campaign dubbed "Whopper Virgins," spotlights people in remote areas of the world who have never heard of, nor eaten hamburgers before.

They hired director Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys) to document what became a 20,000 mile international journey to find these so-called "Whopper virgins" to perform “the world’s purest taste test."

Thirteen planes, two dog sleds and one helicopter later, they produced a short documentary, advertising their journey, which you can watch below.

Here's to exporting America's obesity problem one Whopper at a time.

Anyone else bothered by this?


3 comments:

  1. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...
     

    What some corporations won't do for potential profit!

    And note how healthy the indigenous food looked. Good lawd... vegetables!

    They could have gone to somehwere where food was in short supply, and dire need like refugee camps in Darfur, or eastern Congo... and set up a humanitariburger joint. But I guess that, with such poor prospects for future income/profit, that would just have been waste of good processed meat and low-fibre white bread.


    Ho hum.

  2. The Obenson Report said...
     

    I thought the same thing about how healthy and delicious the indigenous food looked.

    Give that up for a freaking burger, with slabs of cheese, and other condiments, between 2 slices of bread?

    No thanks... give me fufu and ogbono soup any day :o)

  3. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...
     

    LOL! Egusi soup for me please!

    Mmm...

    :)

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