April 16, 2009

Hungary should be outraged

Mexican officials are in a snit over a European Burger King commercial advertising a new Tex-Mex burger.

Mexico's ambassador to Spain said posters for the new "Texican whopper", a cheeseburger with chilli and spicy mayonnaise, inappropriately display the Mexican flag, which is draped over the diminutive wrestler like a poncho.

"This advertisement denigrates the image of our country and uses improperly Mexico's national flag," Jorge Zermeno wrote in a letter to Burger King in Spain, the Reforma newspaper reported on Monday.

Funny, I don't recall any official Mexican outrage over the Montbello High School incident a few years ago. Nor do I hear Equatorial Guinea, Hungary, Kuwait, or India screeching over the misuse of their flags.

Just in case there's any confusion:

This is a Mexican flag:
Flag of Mexico

This is what Mexico has their panties in a bunch over:
caped crusader

and, if you've bothered reading this far, here's another 'abuse' of the Mexican flag.
Soccer babes courtesy of bodycanvas.blogspot.com

I'm not going to bother linking the many pictures available online of Mexican men wearing their flag as a cape at sporting events, I'm guessing everyone here has seen it happen at least once.

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