FThe gourmet restaurant Burger King has decided to display its “pride” in Austrian establishments by creating a special burger for the month of June. Dubbed the “Pride Whopper”, it has the usual meat, lettuce, onions and tomatoes of the normal Whopper, but comes with two “equal buns” – either two top buns or two bottom buns. No truth to the rumor that this promotional burger was “born that way”.
Culinary creation is how the restaurant chain supports LGBTQ equality during the month that celebrates same-sex relationships. Hearing about this craze, I decided to go to a local Burger King and ordered the new Big Gay Whopper.
“It’s time to be proud”, an Instagram Publish on the Burger King Austria account read. What’s next, a Whopper who wants to identify as a milkshake?
Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on one’s perspective, the gimmick seems to only be available at Burger Kings in Austria. But, despite this limited release, that doesn’t make the big gay whopper reality any less ridiculous.
Fortunately, due to the excellent customer service from an employee at my local Burger King, I was able to get an improvised version of the fat gay whopper. The only stipulation was that I had to order two so they could take a bun from the top of one and put it on the other and do the same with the bottom bun. The impromptu creation is shown above.
“We exemplify individuality and freedom and stand for respectful interaction with each other,” reads Burger King Austria’s original Instagram post. “Equal rights. Empathy. Understanding. No matter where you come from, no matter who you love, no matter what you look like or what you believe in: it’s time to be proud.”
It’s a sad commentary on the global socio-political climate that corporations are resorting to fast food in an attempt to falsely promote the celebration of same-sex relationships. I’m sure there will be plenty of people who will enjoy this sort of thing – even if it seems more suited to a comedy skit than a fast food restaurant.
Some might say it was absurd to buy two burgers just for a picture. Still, it’s no less ridiculous than the rainbow wash that Burger King and many other companies participate in every June to celebrate the fact that some humans are sexually attracted to members of the same sex. At least with my stunt I was able to feed one of Philadelphia’s many homeless people. All other corporate gimmicks are used in an attempt to increase profits while appearing friendly to the rainbow flag.
Creating “gay food” to honor the LGBTQ community is indicative of the brainwashing power of the LGBTQ movement around the world. We should focus on ensuring that LGBTQ people are not discriminated against or physically abused, not on creating promotional fast food menu options. Everything else is just outlandish political propaganda and convenience to show a corporate “wake-up call”.