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GREENVILLE, SC—Expressing his disappointment shortly after sitting down for lunch at a local franchise location Wednesday, area man Peter Strauss told reporters that the customers at Burger King were actually far less appealing in real life than the...

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The commercials airing during the Super Bowl each year have become incredibly popular in their own right, and nearly every broadcast seems to include at least one ad met with criticism from audiences, media critics, and others.

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FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup In United States

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Controversial Corporate Responsibility Campaigns

Starbucks recently stirred up controversy with a new campaign aimed at starting a dialogue about race that many have called tone-deaf and insensitive. Here are some other social responsibility campaigns companies have launched over the years:

  • Coors: Spent over $20 million last year to protect mountains at risk of losing their ice-cold freshness
  • Maybelline: Launched bold, powerful new ad campaign that features a beautiful girl saying that all girls are beautiful
  • ExxonMobil: Donates 5 percent of its oil to rivers and oceans
  • Hertz: Every car contains passenger ready to start dialogue about physician-assisted suicide with you
  • Burger King: Since 1980, the fast food restaurant chain has distributed more than 5 million ketchup dispensers to the homeless
  • Sbarro: To call attention to wage inequality between men and women, female customers are served only 78 percent of their order
  • The Weinstein Company: The film studio gave back to the local community in 2009 by dumping thousands of unsold DVD copies of Zack And Miri Make A Porno at the intersection of Olympia Boulevard and 19th
  • Utz, Snyder’s of Hanover, Rold Gold: These pretzel companies have been locked in an ongoing race to broker peace between Israel and Palestine
  • McDonald’s: Gained positive press with a 2011 campaign that sponsored antibiotic drives for hamburgers in third-world nations
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