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Burger King goes anti Mexican flag
Some people just love their national flag. This ad was created in Europe and now the Mexican government is protesting Burger King requesting them to take this commercial off the air:
Mexico's ambassador to Spain said Monday he has written a letter to Burger King's offices in that nation objecting to the ad and asking that it be removed. Jorge Zermeno told Radio Formula that the ads "improperly use the stereotyped image of a Mexican. We have to tell these people that in Mexico we have a great deal of respect for our flag," Zermeno said.
How can you properly use an stereotyped image anyways? Although I know this ad can be offensive in the sense that uses the Mexican flag colors, I also know that the Mexican government seems not to care much about their own people in Texas who are being incarcerated, abuses, exploited.
What about the racist Mexican TV that is even more offensive than this ad, and I don't see any Mexican officials protesting. Mexican telenovelas for instance (soap operas), are so racist and discriminating that they portrait dark skinned Mexicans in a demeaning way in a daily basis. Anyone protesting yet?
Fine, it was good that this ad is protested, but also Mexican authorities should start protesting against the abuses their compatriots are suffering in the United States and Europe as well.