Comic showing a person revealing a new ad campaign depicting people kissing and another person wondering if it will help sell more burgers

Are You Sure This Will Help Us Sell More Burgers?

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Are You Sure This Will Help Us Sell More Burgers? is a four-panel comic by artist StoneToss in which a man proposes an advertisement for a burger company depicting a kiss between people of different races, with his manager questioning whether the ad would help sell burgers. The comic has since gained popularity in memes in which users highlight something deviating from its original purpose, as well as in anti-memes.

Origin

On October 4th, 2018, comic artist StoneToss posted a four-panel comic titled "Burgar Kang" to his website[1] and Twitter. In the comic, a man presents an ad campaign for a burger company, with the proposed advertisement depicting a kiss between people of different races. In the third panel, the manager questions whether the ad would be able to help the company sell burgers, with the man appearing to be surprised by this goal.


BEHOLD, OUR NEWEST AD CAMPAIGN. TASTY ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP US SELL MORE BURGERS? BURGERS? STONETOSS.cOM

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The exact first instance of use of the image as meme template is unknown. The earliest discovered edit of the comic was posted[2] prior to February 10th, 2019, in /r/antifastonetoss subreddit (post no longer available; shown below, left). On February 14th, 2019, an unknown user posted[3] another edit of the comic, gaining over 580 upvotes in the subreddit in six months (shown below, right).


BEHOLD, OUR NEWEST STONETOSS EDIT liis or deecrac,and exrited to anneu J08 MOB ISNT THAT TOO MUCH TExT To BE COMEDic? COMEDy? I PROUDLY PRESENT THE FINAL DRAFT OF THIS WEEK'S COMIC! GAY PRIDE PARA DE BAD JEW AISO BAD GIB DATREON MONIES DO YOU THINK OUR WOULDN'T You SAY IT'S SOMEWHAT DERIVATIVE? AUDIENCE CARES? STONETOSS IS A NAZI

Through 2019 and 2020, the comic saw moderate use online, primarily being used to highlight ad campaigns perceiving deviating from the purpose of increasing the sales of the product in favor of promoting a certain agenda. For example, on February 20th, 2019, an unknown 9GAG[4] user posted a Captain Marvel meme that received over 2,200 points in two years (shown below). On March 16th, 2019, iFunny[5] user 32RH posted a meme poking fun at a Buffalo Wild Wings commercial that received over 110 smiles in two years. On April 19th, 2020, Redditor[6] Swagfag9000 posted a Political Compass meme that gained over 2,800 upvotes in six months (shown below, right).


BEHOLD, OUR NEWEST AD CAMPAIGN. I don't want to hear what white man has to say! ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP US SELL MORE TICKETS? TICKETS? STONETOSS.COM Libleft! Here's my plan to overthrow capitalism forever! 1) Create a system with one party that dictates everything 2) Yes including whether or not you can dislike Stalin Stonetoss bad ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP with individual Liberty? liberty?

The phrase "are you sure this will help us sell burgers" saw use online outside of the meme format; for example, on January 26th, 2020, Twitter[7] user @8EyedEel posted a GigaChad meme that gained over 390 retweets and 1,700 likes and was widely circulated online in the following weeks (shown below).


"And furthermore, I believe all Chinese nationals should be deported or relocated in camps." "Are you sure this will help us fight the coronavirus?" "Fight the what?"

Various Examples


BEHOLD, OUR NEWEST AD CAMPAIGN. buy a burger sweetheart :) ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP US SELL MORE BURGERS? YES BEHOLD, MY IDEOLOGICAL CAMPAIGN AD FOR STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC! STAR WARSA THE HIGH REPUBLIC ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP US SELL MORE STAR WARS COMICS? STAR WARS COMICS? STONETOSS.cOM Behold, our new anti- semitism plan Trump signs executive order to define Judaism as a race, ethnicity Are you sure this will help us combat anti semitism2 Combat?
BEHOLD, OUR NEWEST AD CAMPAIGN. A holiday named after the Christian saint of traditional marriage. whose image will be erased in favour of a naked child who represented eroticism in the society that persecuted him. ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP US SELL MORE Love? love? I'm going to replace the watermark with something about Nazism to win le epic internet points hehehe (NEW FOOD WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO wITH FOOD? BEHOLD, OUR NEWEST AD CAMPAIGN. PETA For All Animals PETA'S Hot Guy Deemed Too Sexy for St. Patrick's Day Billboard Butte's bilboard company turmed us down, claiming that the St Patrick's Day ad was too "sexualy suggestive peta org ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP US Save animals? Animals РЕТА For All Animals STONETOSS.COM

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BEHOLD, OUR NEWEST AD CAMPAIGN. ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL HELP US SELL MORE ?

Search Interest

External References

[1] Stonetoss – Burger Kang

[2] Know Your Meme – r/AntifaStoneToss IRL

[3] Reddit – Meanwhile, at stonetoss headquarters…

[4] 9GAG – Ad campaigns this days

[5] iFunny – 32RH

[6] Reddit – Authleft and Libleft colab

[7] Twitter – @8EyedEel

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DirkDiggums
DirkDiggums

I hate woke PC shit, but I also really fucking hate people who think any kind of recognition of something they don't like is the worst thing ever. After 9/11 and the Iraq war there were so many companies doing the American pride pandering and none of these guys probably had a problem with that. Also I've never seen an ad anywhere for a major American company with two interracial gay dudes kissing, maybe it's out there, I've never seen it.

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Gleaming Steel
Gleaming Steel

in reply to ICE Pepe

I think that's boulderchuck's strength as a webcomic creator, honestly.

He's unusually light on words for a webcomic, he's good at conveying ideas visually, and he keeps his concepts pretty simple.

His archive is basically a template-farm on par with SrGrafo except rocksling's comics aren't nearly as prone to being thing-I-don't-like memes.

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