Group Calls for Burger King Boycott Over the Word 'Damn'

We don't have the cleanest mouths. But we keep it safe for radio - a mild PG-13.

But we've certainly used the word "damn." Isn't damn the mildest of all curse words?

One of our podcasts is called The Whole Damn Show - just because it's everything we did on the radio with the commercials or songs - just us yaking. You know, the whole damn show. Thus, the name.

Crass, maybe. But it suits us and ya'all don't seem to mind.

Now Burger King is in big trouble for using the same damn word. Oops. Sorry.

A conservative advocacy group has taken aim at Burger King for being "tasteless" -- and they're not talking about its plant-based Whopper.

The group One Million Moms has released a statement ripping B.K. a new one for its "highly inappropriate" decision to use the word "damn" in TV ads for the meatless burger. The commercial in question features a man who, after taking a bite of the Impossible Whopper, exclaims, "Damn, that's good!"

"Burger King’s Impossible Whopper ad is irresponsible and tasteless," the statement from One Million Moms reads. "It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. We all know children repeat what they hear." The group has started a petition asking people to boycott Burger King until it "cleans up" its ads. As of Monday afternoon, more than 9,200 had signed it.

Questions? We have them...

  • Are you offended by the word "damn?"
  • Do kids see a whole lot worse on the Internet? But that doesn't justify it, does it?
  • Should businesses keep it 100% G-rated in commercials? And if a business wants to go PG or PG13, isn't that their choice? Can't the target the audience they want to target.
  • What are your thoughts on damn and all cursing, for that matter?

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