Former NFL star Jerry Rice faced backlash on Twitter and other social media forums after appearing in an advertisement for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. The Hall of Famer appears in the ad with a “Taste Mask” while an “announcer” talks about “wingovation” that improve eating experiences for hands-free wing eating.
While there is quite a bit of criticism on the Twittersphere, supporters of Rice posted on Facebook in his favor.
So far, there has been no public comment from Rice or the food chain regarding the commercial.
— Clifton Simmons (@ProfessorAdMan) January 19, 2017
— Duane Moody (@DuaneAMoody) January 19, 2017
Somebody go slap this man Jerry Rice.
— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) January 18, 2017