Apparently Catholic League President Bill Donohue didn’t appreciate the use of the “c-word,” as he called it, on the Samantha Bee show Full Frontal. Since Burger King ads were playing at the time and were not canceled after his request, he’s taking his beef out on the company.
In a statement to the press, Donohue explained his position.
“Over the past several weeks, we have asked Catholics to contact some of the sponsors of Samantha Bee’s TBS show, Full Frontal, asking them to discontinue advertising,” he said. “Our objections are grounded in her relentless assaults on Catholics and her use of the ‘c-word’ to describe the president’s daughter.”
The companies honoring the Catholic League’s request include Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Wendy’s, Ashley HomeStore, and the Wonderful Company.
“Burger King is the first company not to accede to our request: it ran ads on July 25 and again on August 1,” Donohue said. “On July 26, I wrote to Burger King CEO Daniel Schwartz asking him to withdraw advertising on her show; we also provided his email address to our news release list.”
What would he do if he realized Burger King was once home to the”Proud Whopper” during San Francisco Pride?
So we know where Burger King stands, but what do Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Wendy’s, Ashley HomeStore, and the Wonderful Company have to say for themselves?
Donohue suggested supporters of his organization should try a different restaurant instead of Burger King.
“Wendy’s would be a good alternative for those accustomed to going to Burger King – it acted honorably by pulling its ads,” he offered.
Oh, how kind and thoughtful of him.
Quick! LGBTQ meeting at Burger King in an hour! We hear there’s no line…