By: Sebastien “@TheGayBestie” Gaudin
When gay pride hits any major city get ready to see the town painted in rainbow oppose to red. In celebration of gay pride Burger King decided to unveil a new promotional burger called, “ The Proud Whopper” for the entire city of San Francisco.
Hidden footage was recorded to catch the candid responses to those who were in question or participated in the new promotional launch.
“What? So it’s like a gay burger?” asked one man in the video.
“Do gay people even eat fast food?” said another.
“The meat tastes … sweeter,” said one woman after trying the burger.
Surprisingly and maybe not so surprisingly the response was filled with speculations and false assumptions. Once unwrapping the entire burger and reading the message within the actual paper it read, “We are all the same inside.” Simple, but very touching that brought one participant to tears.
For many LGBT people the issue is the same with judgment from preconceived notions rather than getting to know someone from within. As people we all desire to be heard, understood, and seen for who we are.
Fernando Machado, Senior V.P. of Global Branding for BK stated:
“As a brand, we welcome everyone. We felt that [the Proud Whopper] could bring to life a message of equality, self-expression, authenticity and just being who you are. As with anything in life, there will be people who will like it, there will people who will dislike it. We just hope that people will understand that the message is a beautiful one… We really want to be more than burgers, fries and shakes… [We want to] occupy a space that’s more meaningful to people.”
Most importantly proceeds from the burgers sold that day will be donated to scholarships for LGBT high school seniors graduating in 2015.
Applause, Applause to Burger King!
About The Writer:
As a New Jersey native it came as no surprise when Sebastien, birthed a knack for l talking and writing. During his college days the young blogger gained experience through international talkers such as The Maury Show and The Mo’nique Show. After years of interning and assisting the aspiring journalist threw caution to the wind and launched The Gay Bestie, LLC.
The lifestyle and culture company provides a different spin on love, sex, relationships, and fashion. #TGB focuses on the 21st Century woman and her loyal companion, other known as the gay bestie. Readers will find discussions that are usually held behind closed doors placed in the forefront to totally meet the needs of all. No, topic is ever off limits.
So ladies brace yourselves because Sebastien is taking you places where you’ll be sure to blush and share a laugh! He’s giving exactly what’s been missing. Grab you’re favorite beverage (i.e. red wine), sit back, and prepare to gab about this with your girlfriends the minute you see them.