Burger King in hot water after racist ad

Fast food burger chain Burger King released an international ad featuring clips of people who seem to be struggling to eat their hamburgers with chopsticks.

The BK New Zealand Instagram account posted the ad and it’s advertising their new Vietnamese Sweet Chilli Tendercrisp burger. After a user posted a clip of the ad to Twitter, many were enraged that the ad seemed to be making fun of Asian culture.

Maria Mo, a Korean New Zealander, told The Huffington Post, “I couldn’t believe such blatantly ignorant ads are still happening in 2019, it honestly took me a second to work out what the heck I was looking at.”

Others responded, saying it was insensitive, racist and offensive.

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