Anti-LGBT hate group starts another petition, this time because Burger King said ‘damn’ six months ago

Burger King advert

The religious anti-LGBT+ hate group American Family Association has started yet another petition, this time over a Burger King advert in which someone says: “Damn, that’s good”.

The petition has been issued through One Million Moms, a website created by the American Family Association, which Southern Poverty Law Centre designated anti-LGBT+ hate group.

The group is notorious for its boycotts of companies which show any hint of being pro-choice, sex-positive or inclusive of LGBT+ people.

The evangelical group slammed US broadcaster PBS in May 2019 after an episode of Arthur featured a gay wedding, as it said the network was “glorifying the homosexual lifestyle”. In August, it branded Whole Foods “absolute filth” because one branch of the store hosted a drag queen story hour event.

As the endless series of boycotts and petitions descends further in madness, One Million Moms has found one more ridiculous thing to be angry about, albeit six months late.

In August 2019, Burger King released an advert for its Impossible Whopper burger, a vegetarian version of the Whopper. In the advert, after doing a taste test, one man exclaims: “Damn, that’s good.”

Apparently having just seen the ad, One Million Moms is “disgusted” by the fast food chain’s use of “the d-word”. A petition and boycott ensued, of course.

According to the petition: “One Million Moms finds this highly inappropriate. When responding to the taste test, he didn’t have to curse.

“Or if, in fact, it was a real and unscripted interview in which the man was not an actor, then Burger King could have simply chosen to edit the profanity out of the commercial.

“Burger King’s Impossible Whopper ad is irresponsible and tasteless. It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. We all know children repeat what they hear.”

The petition has been signed by more than 10,000 people. If there truly are one million members, this works out as about one per cent of all the moms.