Mary J. Blige "Crushed" by Burger King Commercial Fallout
Back in April, Mary J. Blige found herself in the middle of a controversy over her appearance in a Burger King commercial. I never really understood what the big problem was, I doubted very highly that Blige was trying to be insulting to people of her own race but, unfortunately, the internet exploded with criticisms and harshness and, while she stayed quiet during that time, she has now revealed that she was pretty hurt by the whole experience.
She said that seeing the final cut “broke her heart” and said: "I wanted to crawl under the bed. It was a mistake... It was sold to us that I would be shot in an iconic way. I was looking for someone to have mercy, but no one had mercy. It was a learning experience. It hurt my feelings. It crushed me for like two days."
"I want to apologize to everyone that was offended or thought that I would do something so disrespectful to our culture," Blige added. "I would never do anything like that purposely. I thought I was doing something right, so forgive me. At the end of the day, it's something I always wanted to do and dreamed about and that's why I did it.”
I believe her when she says that her spot wasn’t intended to be racist and I hope her fans can accept her apology.
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