Robertson’s Reportings: 2/21 – 2/27

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to Robertson’s Reportings! Controversy has sparked as Burger King released a commercial of a burger, the Whopper, growing moldy and slowly rotting over a month. Many people wonder about the purpose of this. The answer is that it is to show how the burger does not contain preservatives. The tagline for the commercial reads, “The beauty of no artificial preservatives.” While a few people agree that the video promotes the healthiness of the food, others disagree, saying that the commercial is simply unappetizing.

The coronavirus has rapidly been growing. Approximately 80,000 people have been infected, but only about 50 of these people have been from the United States. Nearly 3,000 of the infected people, especially younger people and older people with weakened immune systems, have died. Many cruise ships have caused the disease to spread and have caused passengers to be quarantined for weeks. Even in Italy and other places far from the first outbreak, the disease has spread. Schools in select cities in Japan have closed for two months, forcing students to take online classes. The coronavirus has also impacted the global economy. In the United States, the economy hit a 76-month low.

In New Delhi, India, violence erupted between Hindus and Muslims. This caused the death of 27 and left over 200 injured. The fighting, consisting of mobs with swords and other weapons, included a series of riots over three days. Stores and houses were burned to the ground due to protesting against a citizenship law that has been seen as anti-Muslim but pro-Hindu.

The Federal Communications Commission has received over 1,300 complaints about the Super Bowl halftime show performed by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. One person who complained said in their statement, “Jennifer Lopez’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show was extremely explicit and completely unacceptable for an event where families including children are watching.” This was one of the more even-tempered complaints filed, and the viewer went on to say that their children had to be sent out of the room so that they would not see anything else that they should not have seen. Some people have even said that they would boycott Pepsi for hosting the halftime show.

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