Burger King Russia Apologises For Promotion During World Cup

Burger King Russia Apologises For Promotion During World Cup

Burger King Russia Apologises For Promotion During World Cup

Cape Town - To what lengths will you go to get a lifetime supply of free Whoppers from Burger King and bank £35 000 (around R630 000) in cash?

Burger King Russia is apologizing for a whopper of a blunder.

The fast food company posted a Russian-language statement on local network VKontakte saying "we offer apologies for the announcement we made".

"Girls who will be able to get the best football genes, will lay the success of the Russian national team for several generations ahead".

"Each one would receive 3 million rubles and a lifetime supply of Whoppers (the chain's most popular burgers)", the post promised.

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Critics slammed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. "It turned out to be too insulting. Forward! We believe in you!"

Last year, Burger King also found itself in hot water in Russian Federation after one of its ads used the likeness of an underage rape victim, Diana Shurygina, whose story made headlines across the country.

Burger King apologized for a campaign that rewarded Russian women who get impregnated by a World Cup player, per Arwa Mahdawi of the Guardian.

Russian media report that the fast food chain took down an advert making light of the TV appearance of a 17-year-old victim of rape last year. "We thank you for the feedback and hasten to inform you that we have already removed all materials related to the application". "It certainly does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again". "There probably will be girls who will meet [foreign fans] and have children", Pletnyova told the radio station Wednesday.

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