Jollibee apologizes for viral ‘Versace on the Floor’ video
Fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. apologized to the public on Monday after a video of one of its mascots performing a sensuous dance number went viral on Facebook.
In a statement on Facebook, Jollibee said that the video was taken during an internal store event.
“Jollibee would like to apologize to the public, especially to our young fans, who may have been disappointed or offended with the said dance video of our mascot that was uploaded in social media,” it said.
In the video, the Jollibee was gyrating to Bruno Mars’ sensual ballad “Versace on the Floor.” It has so far garnered 3 million views and 74,000 likes.
“We would like to clarify that the performance is a deviation from the standard mascot and party guidelines — be it for Jollibee Kids Party or internal events,” the fast-food chain said.
It also assured the public that it will take the necessary measures “to ensure that all Jollibee mascot performances will consistently reflect the values and spirit of family, friendship, and whole fun that Jollibee has always been known for.” FM/JE
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