Burger King faces backlash over Proud Whopper
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Burger King faces backlash over Proud Whopper

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:16 Written by // Cec Busby

Burger King’s Proud Whopper, served at one of the fast food chains’ restaurants in San Francisco this week in support of Gay Pride, has set off a backlash from conservative customers.

The rainbow wrapped burger whose packaging is inscribed with the words, ‘We are all the same inside', has caused hundreds of people to call for a boycott.

Burger King customers have taken to the chain’s Facebook page and to Twitter to express their disapproval, with many suggesting they will no longer eat at the family restaurant.

‘I love a whopper but I’ll never eat there again’, wrote one user while another suggested they would convince people not to eat at Burger King and hoped the company went ‘belly up’. Another commented: ‘No longer a customer – sell your burgers not your ideology’.

But others have taken the opportunity to voice their support for the company with one Facebook user saying they loved that Burger King was supporting equality and would be 'making the switch from Mickey Ds'.

Burger King is donating all the proceeds from the Proud Whopper to a scholarship fund for LGBTI students.

The burger giant made a YouTube clip documenting customer's reactions to the burger. You can watch it below.

 

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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