May 21, 2019

WHY IS BURGER KING POLITICIZING THEIR BRAND? Farage Fallout: Burger King UK Accused of Promoting Political Violence in Scotland With Tweets Promoting “Fun” Milkshakes.

As a result of past incidents of this nature, authorities in Edinburgh asked a local McDonald’s not to sell milkshakes this past Friday ahead of a planned Farage event:

Police ordered a McDonald’s in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes over fears people would dunk them over Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, staff said, after a flurry of incidents have left prominent far-right activists doused in the creamy liquid.

Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, was holding an event in Edinburgh on Friday ahead of next week’s European elections.
But police were concerned that protesters would buy milkshakes from a McDonald’s a few hundred meters away with the intention of pouring them on the hardline Brexiteer’s head.

In response, Burger King UK tweeted this out, prompting some to suggest they were encouraging the milkshakers:

They tried to walk this back in a subsequent tweet claiming, “We’d never endorse violence — or wasting our delicious milkshakes!” But they are encouraging violence. As Jim Treacher writes, “Lefties Sure Do Love Political Violence.”

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