Burger King Russia posted an offer on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any Russian woman who got pregnant from World Cup players. This was more than likely poking fun at the senior lawmaker in Moscow that urged all Russian women to avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children. The offer was posted on the official Burger King Russia account and has since been deleted after heavy backlash.
A screenshot of the offer was posted by Deadspin, which provided an approximate translation: “Burger King, within the framework of social responsibility, has appointed a reward for girls who get pregnant from the stars of world football. Each will receive 3 million rubles, and a lifelong supply of Whoppers. For these girls, it will be possible to get the best football genes, and will lay down the success of the Russian national team on several generations ahead. Forward! We believe in you!”
Burger King would soon issue the following apology: “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online,” the company said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “As soon as it was brought to our attention, we had it removed. 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.” – TO