Crispin Porter might be big cool hipster firm—still, in age of Michael Pollan/slow food vs GMOs/obesity/diabetes, they’re still selling ideas to highest bidder.

Via on Dec 4, 2008

I think what this blog thinks about Boulder-based Crispin Porter Bugusky‘s latest campaign for Burger King, “Whopper Virgins.” Feeling hungry for food for thought?

Check it out for depressing video and write-up. Excerpt:

…Let’s spread poor dietary habits, massive calorie intake and rampant consumerism to the far reaches of the globe via an online campaign called Whopper Virgins. Yum. Norman Douglas said that: “You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.” What does this campaign say about the United States?

How tasteless is Burger King, CP+B and America going to be…Check the video… with the faux documentary vibe and authoritative voice over…for all of those people who believe all press is good press? Think again. In today’s Obama/green/new feminist/Michael Pollan age – getting reamed for pushing fast food on remote populations of the earth ain’t a good thing. No sir…

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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4 Responses to “Crispin Porter might be big cool hipster firm—still, in age of Michael Pollan/slow food vs GMOs/obesity/diabetes, they’re still selling ideas to highest bidder.”

  1. elephant journal admin says:

    “Yeah, You make a good point. This is in poor taste. I saw the commercial last night but didn’t look at it from your perspective. Lousy!” J. Blair

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