It appears that some corporations still haven’t received the message.
Evidently, going woke means going broke, yet some companies continue to ignore it.
That’s why Burger King is now facing the “Bud Light treatment” after they took one woke action on Rumble.
Burger King is the latest company to face calls for a boycott after the fast-food chain announced they would stop advertising on Rumble over the Russell Brand controversy.
Guilty until proven innocent
The News Movement reported several major corporations have pulled all advertisements from Rumble because the social media company chose not to cancel Brand, who is facing accusations of sexual assault.
Among the corporations taking action against Rumble are Burger King, HelloFresh, and Asos.
The companies acted after the News Movement informed them that their ads appeared on Brand’s Rumble content.
“Burger King has paused all advertising on the channel while investigations into the allegations are ongoing,” Burger King told the News Movement.
This is despite the fact that Russell Brand has not been convicted of any wrongdoing and has, in fact, loudly proclaimed his innocence.
Burger King believes people are guilty until proven innocent.
The decision by the once proud fast-food giant to pull their ads caused an immediate outrage on social media and numerous demands for a boycott of Burger King.
Bad on free speech and bad food to boot
“Burger King has pulled its ads from Rumble because the free speech platform refuses to play judge, jury, and executioner of Russell Brand after the UK Governor demanded the platform demonetize him. Reminder: Brand has not been convicted of a single crime. Boycott @BurgerKing. They hate free speech and due process, and their food is poison anyway. Stop eating it,” activist Charlie Kirk said.
And Dr. Jordan Peterson said, “That includes @BurgerKing for those of you who care to know[.] Maybe eat at the other place For a while.”
“Burger King wants you to ‘have it your way.’ Who knew their ‘way’ was wokeism, censorship, and cancel culture. Their burgers are shit anyway. Spend your money wisely,” said conservative commentator Dan Bongino.
“Burger King checks all of the boxes for a good boycott target: – Socially-consumed good (shameable) – Fungible good, low-cost to switch – Soulless capitalistic entity that would be terrified of being frozen and polarized[.] Kings don’t let people eat at the King,” another wrote on X.
“Boycott Burger King, HelloFresh, and Asos,” said another.
“I boycotted @BurgerKing when they mocked God. If you didn’t boycott them, then boycott them now. There’s way better fast food burgers, like In & Out,” said one activist.
“Burger King believes in censorship. I never liked the whole King idea ever. Let’s get rid of ‘royalty,'” another added.
And finally, one observer said, “Looks like @BurgerKing wants the Bud Light treatment.”
Rumble stands strong for free speech
The decision by some companies to stop advertising on Rumble comes after its CEO, Chris Pavlovski, said they would refuse to “join a cancel culture mob” and demonetize Brand.
Pavlovski only spoke out on the subject after the British House of Commons’ Culture, Media, and Sport Committee wrote to Rumble asking if the online video platform planned to allow Brand to continue to monetize his videos.
This came after YouTube announced they would demonetize Brand.
So far, Spotify has joined with Rumble in refusing to remove Brand’s podcast from its platform.
Have it your way, Burger King, and join Bud Light, Disney, and Target.
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