Burger King celebrates gay pride with ‘Proud Whopper’

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This undated image provided by Burger King shows the Proud Whopper. Once opened up, a message inside the wrapper states, “We are all the same inside.” (AP Photo/Burger King)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- A Burger King in San Francisco has given its trademark Whopper a different look in honor of gay pride.

Workers were busy assembling a Whopper with a message -- the gay pride-themed "Proud Whopper." And it comes with a matching crown.

The burger and the crowns were unveiled during last weekend's gay pride festivities. But the campaign caught fire on social media after Burger King posted a video.

The viral campaign was fueled largely by Twitter, whose headquarters are one block down Market Street from the Burger King at the center of all of it.

"It's a smart thing to do," one customer said. "San Francisco is a very diverse community."

But another customer didn't see it that way.

"Personally, I find this to be corporate pandering to a group of people that they never cared about before," she said.

Of course, a business can skew its politics the other direction.



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