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Why oh why would Steven Tyler shill for Burger King

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  1. Dude looks like... he needs to eat a Triple Whopper.

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    1. Beats me--how much money and media exposure does one person need in a lifetime...???

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        1. re: KSlink

          Has Steven Tyler earned and currently has enough money in your opinion?

          1. re: tommy

            sorry -- I care about his income because.....?

            Would I shill for BK for half of his paycheck? Hellyeah.

            1. re: sunshine842

              Not sure why that was directed to me.

              1. re: tommy

                only in the general "because you made the last comment" sense and because it then stays in the place it belongs in the conversation.

        2. Probably because they paid him a good amount of money for very little work. Living like a rock star ain't cheap.

          1. Clicked on the link and Andy Warhol eating a Whopper?

            Why would Steven Tyler shill for Burger King? It's a hell of a lot safer than falling off the stage. :)

            1. Because they finally found someone even creepier than the King?

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              1. re: Clams047

                Ding ding ding - we have a winner! I found myself standing next to the wispy, diminutive rock star in a hospital elevator a few years ago. No idea if he was an outpatient or visiting an inpatient (he was in full studded denim regalia) but he certainly did look like he could use some calories, even the empty kind.

              2. why *wouldn't* Steven Tyler shill for Burger King? It's not like he has some sort of culinary reputation to uphold...it's not like he's obese...and it's not like it could possibly be any worse than some of the stuff I'm sure he's eaten (by choice or lack thereof) in his life.

                1. 'Cause advertisers strike while the irons hot...and love him or hate him, Tyler brought viewers to another (why!!) show, American Idol. Expect to see a bit more of him, than less.

                  1. I'm pretty sure Steven Tyler is living by the axiom of; you can't be too rich or too thin.

                    1. The better question is "Why would Burger King hire Steven Tyler to shill for them"?

                      One look at Steven Tyler and I am LESS likely to eat at a Burger King.

                      1. Crappy food needs crappy music.

                        1. David Beckham is also "shilling" for BK. Albeit for smoothies.

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                          1. re: ttoommyy

                            not surprising he has to go to BK to get a smoothie

                          2. Maybe he wants to earn some money and thinks that no one knows who he is, so it won't matter.
                            I've never heard his name - perhaps there are many others that haven't either. Does he say, I'm a world-reknown person in the food industry who is an expert in burgers?

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                            1. re: Rella

                              Many people do know who is is and am sure BK is banking on it. Not only is he the frontman of a well known classic rock group ( Aerosmith) he is a judge on American Idol. BK's demographic knows him.

                              1. re: ttoommyy

                                Thanks - I'm an oldster who doesn't eat at BK. Aerosmith - yes, I've heard of him and even recognize his picture on Wikipeda - wasn't he popular in the 70's - I suppose he's an old rocker now. American Idol - never have watched it either.

                                An aside: Loved that picture of Billy Joel recently - been eatin' soooo good.

                                I'll nominate him for the next BK kid.