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Why Was the Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled?

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mary j bligeMary J. Blige has a Burger King ad that’s a part of the same campaign as David Beckham‘s recent smoothie ad, but her commercial was pulled almost immediately after its debut.

The ad showed Blige singing the praises — literally — of Burger King chicken sandwiches, sparking an outcry from critics who felt the casting of a black celebrity for a fried chicken ad was inappropriate and insulting.

The subject matter isn’t why the Mary J. Blige Burger King ad was pulled, though; instead, the fast food chain blames music licensing concerns. A company spokesperson told the Associated Press that the ads would return to the air shortly.

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