Burger King Massively Insults Taylor Swift’s Fans With Joke About Her Music
By Izza Sofia, 29 May 2020
Left image via JStone / Shutterstock.com, right image via Savvapanf Photo / Shutterstock.com
Fans of Taylor Swift were outraged after Burger King took a jab at the pop star on Twitter.
The drama started when a Twitter user asked the fast-food chain to name its “favorite Taylor Swift song,” to which the company replied, “The one about her ex.”
The remark triggered many of Swift’s fans, who claimed the restaurant was being “sexist.” Although the tweet has been deleted, many had already taken screenshots and circulated the response online, prompting the hashtag ‘#BurgerKingIsOverParty’ to trend on Twitter.
“All the jokers dressing up as kings #BurgerKingisOverParty’,” wrote one Swift fan, who attempted to quote a line from the singer’s Call It What You Want. Another fan wrote, “Every tongue that rises against Taylor Swift shall fall.”
Several Twitter users found the argument “ridiculous” and urged her fans to focus on more pressing issues. “Please tell me we’re not out here canceling a fast food joint over this girl. It’s a joke,” one frustrated customer said. “And y’all talking about how this is Burger King sl*t-shaming? Y’all need a ladder because this is a reach.”
Another user referenced the recent murder of George Floyd. “There’s black people that are dying because of racist police officers and instead of raising awareness, y’all are trying to cancel Burger King,” a Twitter user reasoned.
The feud went to the next level when rival McDonald’s stepped in to defend the Swifties. “We would never,” McDonald’s tweeted, insisting that fans would never find it throwing shade at Swift.
In an attempt to mend the relationship with Swift’s fans, Burger King released a deal on its app. “Let’s shake it off. Celebrate #BurgerKingIsOverParty with the $3 shake + fries deal in the app,” the chain tweeted.
Fun Fact: Taylor Swift has outsold and ended anyone who has ever come for her since the beginning of her career. Every tongue that rises against her, shall fall. #Tayvoodoo 💅 pic.twitter.com/wzy2h8q6sF— Taylor Swift Facts (@TSwiftFTC) March 23, 2020
McDonald’s really trying to cancel Burger King over a Taylor Swift joke lol pic.twitter.com/qnJ2prNWy2— Dennis Feitosa (@gowithdennis) May 27, 2020
Please tell me we’re not out here cancelling a fast food joint over THIS girl it’s a joke. And y’all talking about how this is Burger King Sl*t shaming? Y’all need a ladder bc this is a REACH. #burgerkingisoverparty ??? pic.twitter.com/6L3Wc7enSp— Avery Omoto (@powerbottomaf) May 27, 2020
There’s black people that are dying because of white racist police officers and instead of rising awareness and talk about it, y’all are trying to cancel Burger King... unbelievable #BurgerKingIsOverParty pic.twitter.com/0JHsZgLYwK— 🅼 (@glossywife) May 27, 2020
[via Distractify, opening image via JStone / Shutterstock.com, Savvapanf Photo / Shutterstock.com]
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