Burger King called out the Vote Leave campaign's battle bus and its bullshit claims.
The bus in question had a message emblazoned across the side, stating that the UK sends the EU £350 million per week to unelected politicians in Brussels," saying that we should "fund the NHS instead." That claim has since been disputed, with UK Statistics Authority chairman, Sir David Nosgrove, calling it a "clear misuse" of official figures.
Stretching the truth. A porkie pie. A whopper, some might say.
Parking was a nightmare this morning pic.twitter.com/f0CABkHniK
— Burger King (@BurgerKingUK) December 4, 2019
So as we near this year's election, Burger King took its own bus and parked it outside Westminster. The side read "Another whopper on the side of a bus. Must be an election,” accompanied by a picture of the fast food chain's famous burger. All of this is very ironic in light of this outrageous claim which is objectively wrong to anyone with functioning tastebuds.
It's true, we've done the numbershttps://t.co/iFjzV3Nv71
— Burger King (@BurgerKingUK) December 3, 2019
Flagrant lies about fries aside, Burger King has had the balls to stick by its ad choice, demonstrated by a spokesman from the restaurant.
"As the Home of the Whopper, we felt that if anyone has the right to stick whoppers on the side of a bus, it’s us. So naturally, we’ve taken the opportunity to shine a light on our iconic Whopper in all its flame-grilled glory." [The London Economic]