Burger King Introduces “Proud Whopper” to Celebrate Gay Rights-Truth! & Outdated!
Summary of eRumor:
Burger King introduced a “Proud Whopper” to support gay rights after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that banning gay marriage was unconstitutional.
Burger King sold a “Proud Whopper” for a limited time at one restaurant in San Francisco to support gay rights in 2014, but the burger chain didn’t add it to the menu again after the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling.
Burger King launched the marketing campaign for San Francisco Gay Pride 2014 festivities. Aside from its rainbow wrapper, the Proud Whopper was exactly the same as the regular Whopper.
A YouTube video of the promotion shows customers asking what the Proud Whopper is, and then apprehensively tasting it. Then, after concluding that it’s the same as a regular Whopper, they discover a message inside the rainbow wrapper: “We are all the same inside.”
The promotion ran for a limited time in 2014 at one restaurant in San Francisco. However, after the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage in June 2015, the website Truth Uncensored recycled the story as breaking news.
The website published a story in July 2015 under the headline, “Burger King celebrates same-sex marriage with the ‘Proud’ Whopper” that reported:
With the national focus on the LGBT Pride Movement, it was only a matter of time before this happened. Popular fast food chain Burger King has dedicated a Whopper to homosexuality with the creation of the gay pride burger.
So, it’s true that Burger King once offered a Proud Whopper, but it wasn’t related to the Supreme Court ruling, as Truth Uncensoredimplied.