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Make Burger Urge replace the insensitive use of the word "oppressive" in their advertising

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Under the rule of Kim Jong-Un, North Korea remains among the world’s most repressive countries. All basic freedoms and rights have been restricted. A 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry found that abuses in North Korea were without parallel in the contemporary world. They include extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions, and other sexual violence.  North Korea operates secretive prison camps where perceived opponents of the government are sent to face torture and abuse, starvation rations, and forced labor. ( The modern world recognises this as oppression.

Tongue-in-cheek advertising is one thing, but the use of the word "oppressive" to advertise a Kim Jong-Un inspired burger by Burger Urge to describe sweet potato crisps is not only insensitive and unnecessary, but it trivialises what is very real torture for an entire culture. 

This petition aims to remove the use of the word "oppressive" and hopes that Burger Urge will be more sensitive in the future.


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