During the San Francisco Pride Parade, the “Proud Whopper” released by Burger King made headlines around the world and received a hefty amount of praise from members of the LGBT community. Burger King did this to show support for the LGBT community by asking, “What made this burger different?” In the end, it was revealed that it was the same as all the other Whoppers.
Obviously, this stunt by Burger King sparked a lot of controversy. While many people supported the “Proud Whopper,” there were others like Bryan Fischer who denounced Burger King and the “Proud Whopper.”
Bryan Fischer has stated that he thinks that the “Proud Whopper” was a marketing idea that Burger King came up with, but thinks that it will instead be a disaster for Burger King’s business. Bryan is not the only one who thinks it was a ploy to capitalize on the Pride Parade.
His reasoning on why this will be terrible for Burger King’s business is that, “when people sit down to eat a hamburger, the last thing they want to be thinking about is two guys having sex.”
On the radio broadcast program, Fischer has stated that the AFA (American Family Association) is thinking about taking action on trying to contain this within San Francisco:
If this isn’t bottled up in San Francisco, this kind of nonsense, then it’s going to be spreading across the entire fruited plain and you’re going to be going to your Burger King in Des Moines, Iowa and you’re going to have a rainbow color wrapper for your Whopper.
Clearly, Bryan Fischer and other anti-gay activists were not happy with what the Burger King in San Francisco did.
The “Proud Whopper” is not the only thing related to LGBT activities that Bryan Fischer has denounced. He has also called the TV show Modern Family poisonous to American culture because of its portrayal of same-sex households.
Burger King is not the first restaurant to make a political stand. Chick-fil-A is another restaurant that has publicly announced that it does not support the LGBT community. While their political view differs from Burger King’s, Chick-fil-A has also received criticism and praise.
Gay rights is a controversial and touchy subject in the United States; fortunately, we have outspoken groups from both ends of the spectrum. Hopefully, our country will be able to find a way to keep both communities happy without oppressing anyone.