Burger King caused a little bit of controversy in April when an ad featuring Mary J. Blige singing about fried chicken leaked online. The R&B singer, who was criticized for the racist ad, apologized to her fans today.
“I want to apologize to everyone that was offended or thought that I would do something so disrespectful to our culture. I would never do anything like that purposefully. I thought I was doing something right. So forgive me.”
Burger King has also apologized for the ad.
“We would like to apologize to Mary J. and all of her fans for airing an ad that was not final. We know how important Mary J. is to her fans, and we are currently in the process of finalizing the commercial. We hope to have the final ad on the air soon.”
Web Pro News reports that the Burger King commercial was pulled shortly after it was leaked online. The company said that commercial was pulled due to a musical licencing issue.
Blige said that she didn’t expect the commercial to come out the way it did.
The singer said:
“It was a mistake when you look at it at the end of the day, because people look at it as a mistake. But I did it because I thought it was something that wouldn’t come out like that.”
Were you offended by the Mary J. Blige Burger King commercial? You can watch the ad here.