A new Burger King ad campaign seems to have struck a chord of resentment with at least one critic, as it portrays a cow apparently furious to have not been turned into food. From AdFreak (Via Coldmud):
[T]his new BK ad falls flat by failing to address why a cow would be mad at someone for not killing and eating it. That’s the kind of relationship I’d want broken if I were the cow. But then, what this guy does with livestock in his private life is none of our business.
Yes, that’s fair enough, but it also misses the point that companies have been advertising like this for years. What about those terrible Foster Farms chicken ads? Or, as an AdFreak Commenter pointed out, Chick Fil A’s “Eat Mor Chicken” campaign. It is a good question, and one that should continue to be asked: Why would a company selling meat use the animal it slaughters to advertise that meat? And why do we go for that? Hey, it could work out funny, though. Maybe if balut had a cutesy ad campaign it could go a little more mainstream. No?
Cows desperate to become BK hamburgers [AdFreak]