Slipknot Isn’t Down With Chicken Fries

You remember me talking about Chicken Fries? Well get this… heavy metal band Slipknot is threatening to sue Burger King over the Chicken Fries campaign. No… YOU get out. I’m serious. It gets better. They say that the campaign has created

…[a] look-alike, sound alike ‘band’ in order to influence the Slipknot generation to purchase Chicken Fries.

Let me get this straight, Slipknot… you’re claiming that your “image and persona” have been stolen and used by the BK Lounge because their fictious band wears masks, some with fake dreadlocks or kabuki-style make-up? 

First of all, if you think you have the market cornered on bands wearing masks, you should go look up a little band called KISS. Or even GWAR for that matter. Secondly, you’re from the midwest, there are 47 of you on stage, and nobody cares about your angry little band. And third, if your fans (who, according to you, are apparently a part of their own generation. You know, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Knot. That makes PERFECT sense) are dumb enough to be influenced by a fictious band (wearing CHICKEN MASKS) that was created to advertise a completely unnatural fast food product… well then i’d have to say I hope that the hordes of Gen Knot never get the chance to breed before they die of Chicken-Fry-fueled-obesity. We should all be so lucky.

In semi-related news, I think ad agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky are continuing to do their job well by raising BK’s public brand awareness (especially via the web) with stunts like this.