The Proud Whopper is fucking gay. LOL. The rainbow flag wrapper says “we are all the same on the inside.” But is that true? If some people have AIDS, and other people don’t, are both groups the same on the inside?
On June 26th, 2014, I participated in Trans March, in a loose sense of the word. I was around trans people. I marched. I helped my friend carry baked goods to Dolores Park and gave and received plenty of sweaty hugs and heard lots of people talk about safety, community, happiness. A sense of belonging. It was a nice atmosphere.
It was also my first exposure to Burger King’s limited edition “Proud Whopper”, a grotesque novelty on par with the rest of their illustriously gaseous menu. Stomping our way down Market Street, the slow rise of the banner for this rainbow flag-draped meat patty elicited a disgusted groan from our caravan of queer and trans marchers, a ripple of disgust that soured our good mood with something no amount of Tums could chase off.
The horrifying specter of “LGBT advertising.”
I really want to believe that “a burger has never made me cry…
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