The Russian division of Burger King is issuing an apology after promising Whoppers for life and $47,000 to any woman that got impregnated by a World Cup player.
CNN Reports that the campaign was promoted on Russia’s version of Facebook was soon taken down after being flooded with angry responses. The company issued an apology online.
The Burger King incident comes on the heels of public officials urging women to not sleep with foreign men during the World Cup and that they should be giving birth to “their own.”
In a radio interview with radio station Govorit Moskva, Tamara Pletnyova, the chairperson of the Duma committee on families, women and children, said she was concerned about a rise in single mothers. Russian citizens, she said, should marry each other and “build a good family, live together, give birth to children and educate them.”Pletnyova was responding to a question about a spike in births from foreign fathers following the 1980 Moscow Olympics.“These children then suffer and have suffered even from Soviet times,” she said. “You know this perfectly well. It’s fine if they’re one race, but not if they’re from a different race. I’m not a nationalist, but still. I know the children suffer, then they get abandoned and that’s it, they stay with their mom here.”
Flip the page for some of the Russian women from World Cup.