I was watching The O’Reilly Factor tonight and one of the segments talked about the Burger King Commercial that involves Spongebob and a rendition of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” or as most people know it “I Like Big Butts”. The new version for the commercial is “I Like Square Butts” (Those of you who don’t know, Spongebob has a square butt).
The panel, along with O’Reilly, barely got the joke and thought it mildly funny but not really the type of ad that should be targeting kids to drag their parents to Burger King to get the new Sponge Bob Toy. A part of the ad shows a females backside being measured (much like the original songs video). One of the female panelists took issue with this image in light of young females being bombarded with unrealistic body types portrayed in magazines, movies, etc. Not sure why she took issue – in the original song Sig Mix-a-Lot sang “I Like Big Butts”, not small ones, not emaciated ones, Big Ones! That was the point of the song. To me this should make those with a big butt, or those that think they have a big butt (which from my experience includes much of the female population) feel very good about their appearance. I guess I’m just a neanderthal for bringing it up.
Original Video – Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts)
This comes on the heels of a controversial ad for the new Texan burger. I thought it was funny, and still do. You can make your own opinion below as I don’t get why this is such a big deal. Lighten up people!
Love it. I smell a new sitcom!
Of course, this is just my opinion.