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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

British "food" is fine, British "cuisine" is non-existant.
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:14
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I think here there is a dichotomy between english and non english people. I didn't grow up in England and I abhor English food. Its not meant as an insult against the English, it's just something that requires a certain taste. However for someone who grew up in England I can imagine its something appealing.

So I don't think there is anything wrong as to what he said, and we don't know the context in which he said it
What exactly do you 'abhor' about British food? I assume you are a Kiwi from your name, isn't the New Zealand food British food by another name?

I don't understand how someone can have such strong feelings about food which by general international agreement satisfies hunger and allows the individual to work all day in the fields. There are no strong flavours or acquired tastes in British stodge, which is why I understand the criticism, but that is no ground to 'abhor' it.
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:16
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Yeah but like he makes awesome burgers and is incredibly rich. I wouldn't chuck him out of bed.
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:24
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As far as personal views go, then no. We're all entitled to them.

However, given his position, he should be careful about to whom and where he airs them IMHO...
Why?

These days, it is ok to have anti-muslims opinions and everybody is entitle to scream it out and loud. You can do stupid caricatures and defend it to your last breath as liberty of expression... It is also acceptable to burn the Quran on the Saint name of freedom of speech. It is acceptable to hate Islam, it is fashionable right now....

But that a bloke says that British food isn't good and British women are ugly, it isn't ok and he should be careful and shut up?

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Old 14.03.2011, 16:24
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Interesting at this juncture to recall how and why the phrase "doing a Ratner" first entered the English lexicon.
Hehe! Thanks for the reminder on that Your Eminence. How well I recall the ensuing fall out from that gaffe...
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British "food" is fine, British "cuisine" is non-existent.
Then I guess I'll just have to struggle on with my deep-fried Mars Bar, etc.
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Yeah but like he makes awful burgers and is incredibly rich.
Fixed that for you
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:35
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got that for you ishaka. Why is it I think that if anyone of his employees had said something that would give them (burger king) bad press, that person would be looking for a job right now -
Actual, as the old saying goes: there's no such thing as bad press.

But really, who cares, apart from the *ahem* discerning Guardian reader...

The comment could equally be applied to US women, showing that the generalisation doesn't hold much credence.
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:38
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Why?

These days, it is ok to have anti-muslims opinions and everybody is entitle to scream it out and loud. You can do stupid caricatures and defend it to your last breath as liberty of expression... It is also acceptable to burn the Quran on the Saint name of freedom of speech. It is acceptable to hate Islam, it is fashionable right now....

But that a bloke says that British food isn't good and British women are ugly, it isn't ok and he should be careful and shut up?

...In public, he should keep his view to himself, yes. Given his position as CEO of a world renowned international company no less, then what he says publicly - negative or positive - carries a lot of weight in the eyes of Joe Public et al. Personally, I could not care less about his views in this instance but clearly a lot of people do.

His comments have attracted negative reactions and press and which can tarnish a company's overall brand and image. This is not what he is being paid mega-bucks for IMHO...
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:40
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

Whilst in London and Oxford last week, I was actually surprised by the number of (what I would consider) attractive women, much more so than I remember when I lived in the UK.
Then I realised that:
a) most of them weren't British and
b) it wasn't Warwick

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c) I'm not overly fussy tbh
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:45
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Then I guess I'll just have to struggle on with my deep-fried Mars Bar, etc.
Yeah, I'm going to have to resign myself to fish n chips when I'm in London in a couple of weeks.... and BK burgers are good for fast food. Sort of.
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Old 14.03.2011, 16:58
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

In all honesty, I'd prefer a BK to a McD anyday.
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Old 14.03.2011, 17:07
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

Hmmm....


Burger King CEO







Alexandr Orlov

Let's compare the... oh, never mind...
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Old 14.03.2011, 17:17
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

Anyway, this blokes only been in charge of BK about 6 months .I am reliably informed in that particular photo he was explaining a personal issue which may explain his lack of success in Warwick
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Old 14.03.2011, 17:33
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Why?

These days, it is ok to have anti-muslims opinions and everybody is entitle to scream it out and loud. You can do stupid caricatures and defend it to your last breath as liberty of expression... It is also acceptable to burn the Quran on the Saint name of freedom of speech. It is acceptable to hate Islam, it is fashionable right now....

But that a bloke says that British food isn't good and British women are ugly, it isn't ok and he should be careful and shut up?

There is a definite lack of corollary in your statements, how can one almost completely un-related act of racism qualify or condone another act of racism? I think both the fervent hatred of Islam and blatant rudeness and small minded racist views are equally as abhorrent, most people I think would agree.
BUT, right wing and radical hatred of Islam should not be confused with justifiable criticism of Islam and the right to an uncensored media. Religion is in general a waste of time and Islam is arguably the most dangerous one out there, would you go on to condone the 'Muslim' back lash that resulted in needless deaths due to a couple of silly cartoons?

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Old 14.03.2011, 17:41
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

Man, If I stated that for every women's nationality that has rejected me, I'd think only Seeland would be safe...
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Old 14.03.2011, 17:48
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Man, If I stated that for every women's nationality that has rejected me, I'd think only Seeland would be safe...
I guess we finally know what the "ouch" in ouchboy means then...

I studied in the Netherlands, plenty of distractions there. Local food was none of them:



Irony is that the google search for "Stampot" lead me directly to a blog from - ta da - Warwick!
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Old 14.03.2011, 18:07
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

Well, being italian I consider my cuisine as one of the best in the world together with french... followed by thai, japanese and chinese...
If any charming british lady is willing to introduce me to the hidden culinary gems of the kingdom...she is very welcome
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Old 14.03.2011, 18:08
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

To go off on a tangent from the CEO's rather unhealthy comment, why do Nil, et al have avatars showing rather attractive looking women? Why not, say, average looking women?

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Old 14.03.2011, 18:19
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Re: Burger King CEO: British women unattractive and English food terrible

1) One of the purest beauties in the universe, Ms Catherine Zeta Jones was born in Swansea....

2) Obviously the CEO was too busy cooking the books (oops... I meant the burgers ) and forgot to watch this video

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