Burger King suspends advertising on Rumble amidst Russell Brand controversy and allegations, sparking a social media firestorm and debate over ‘cancel culture.’ This leads many to wonder if Burger King will be the next to receive the ‘Bud Light treatment.’
Burger King Ad Withdrawal
- Burger King has suspended its advertising on Rumble, a right-wing livestreaming platform, citing apprehensions related to Russell Brand. This decision comes in the wake of allegations of sexual assault against the renowned actor and comedian, which were brought to light in a controversial exposé.
See Russell Brand’s response to the allegations below:
- This exposé primarily relies on accounts from several years ago and lacks substantial corroborative evidence, raising suspicions about potential political motivations behind the attack. Many observers view it as an attempt to tarnish the reputation of Russell Brand, who is known for his skepticism regarding COVID-19.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) September 23, 2023
- The move came after certain brands, including Burger King, HelloFresh, and Asos, were informed their ads featured on Brand’s Rumble content.
- This decision by Burger King prompted significant backlash on social media, with calls for a boycott of the fast-food chain.
The Rumble & Brand Controversy
- Rumble’s CEO, Chris Pavlovski, opted not to succumb to “cancel culture” pressures and decided against demonetizing Brand.
- The British House of Commons’ Culture, Media, and Sport Committee queried Rumble in an attempt to force Rumble to deplatform Russell Brand.
🚨BREAKING: UK Parliament Conspires to Shut Russell Brand Down on Rumble Without Conviction
Read this letter from the chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Rumble's response. pic.twitter.com/FtujxUK095
— CHARLIE SANSOM (@CharlieSansom) September 20, 2023
- While YouTube took action against Brand and demonetized his channel, Spotify did not remove his podcast.
- The Metropolitan Police in London have initiated an official investigation into the allegations leveled against Brand.