When it comes to trying the latest soft drink, candy, chips or fast food promotions, I’m always curious. Just listen to any the Water Cooler episodes of our podcast /Film Daily and you’ll hear what I’m talking about. But when it comes to Burger King’s latest cross-promotion with the third season of Stranger Things, I seriously can’t deal with it.
Burger King has announced a special Stranger Things Upside Down Whopper. And if you’re thinking, “They didn’t just take a Whopper and turn it upside down, did they?” Yes, they did. That’s literally all they did. Someone dropped the damn sandwich and called it a cross-promotion. Read More »
Around the world, plenty of Hollywood movies get either banned or edited in order to meet certain strict censorship laws or adhere to cultural sensitivities. But this instance of Burger King‘s Russian division wanting to ban the recent adaptation of Stephen King’s It might be the most ridiculous situation of this kind that we’ve ever seen.
Reportedly, Burger King has filed a complaint with Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) with the hope of having It banned in the country. Why? Well, they believe that the cannibal clown Pennywise at the center of the movie shares too much of a resemblance to Ronald McDonald, the mascot of McDonald’s, and purport that the movie somehow acts as an advertisement for Burger King’s fast food rival.
Find out more about why Burger King wants to ban It in Russia below. Read More »