DUE TO THE VIOLENT NATURE OF JACKIE CHAN,
THIS BURGER KING LOCATION WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING
IN THE JACKIE CHAN KID’S MEAL PROMOTION.
Stuart Ray, Lord of 42 West Michigan Burger King restaurants, decided not to distribute plastic representations of the martial arts film star Jackie Chan despite the corporate decision to promote his new Saturday morning cartoon. This is the first of such promotions Stuart Ray has decided to refuse in his 12 years of flame broiled monarchy. He is reported to have said the toy sends a violent message, and to date has not received any complaints by not offering the toy.
Jackie Chan is a man who exhibits superb discipline in mastering a physically demanding ancient art, and who is as a result, a remarkable athlete, and who answers the threat of violence with his fists, feet and whatever happens to be lying around. More often than not he is portrayed as a happy go lucky bystander, or law enforcement officer who is thrown into a situation that demands action.
I have a hard time seeing how in this day and age, when children are taking guns to school and phoning in bomb threats to avoid tests, how a fine example of human potential and compassionate force is sending a violent message to kids. This says to me that Stuart Ray feels Burger King’s interests are better served by a West Michigan full of fat, lazy children who shoot and bomb one another.
(Burger King is dedicated to the safety of your children. We have found that activity leads to injury, and our tireless efforts to inhibit their ability and desire to move is our way of saying thank you for your trust and patronage).