U.S.-Mexico relations strained over BK spot

This European ad from Crispin Porter + Bogusky for Burger King's Texican Whopper is honestly pretty harmless, but it has Mexico up in arms about its people being portrayed as tiny luchadors who wear their flag like a cape. It's the first cross-border advertising dispute since that infamous Absolut ad from Mexico City. We've seen worse stereotyping of Mexicans, though. And Consumerist is right to ask what kind of cowboy can't open his own jars. But it's worth pointing out that chaps are buttless by design, so that's not insulting, either. At least he wore them over pants.

—Posted by David Kiefaber