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Burger King Wants ‘IT’ Banned in Russia for the Most Bizarre Reason

We’ve posted many IT stories recently. None stranger than this one.

Not only are real clowns unhappy with Andy Muschietti’s IT, but so too is Burger King over in Russia. Why, you ask? Well, according to THR, the Russian arm of the popular fast food chain has just filed a complaint with Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, claiming that Pennywise looks too much like Ronald McDonald; therefore, they say, the hit movie is serving as a massive advertisement for their rival chain, McDonald’s!

No, we’re being serious. This is an actual thing.

Of course, Pennywise is a killer clown who eats children, which by all means should hurt a company like McDonald’s rather than help it, but Burger King is convinced that the film is actually hurting *their* business… so they’re calling for it to be banned in Russia.

The film opened in the country on September 7, and has made $14 million so far in over 100 theaters.

We can’t be concerned with the content of the film because the writer and director have their own creative understanding of any character,” a spokewoman for Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service told the site. The organization is evaluating the film, however, to see if it contains any McDonald’s advertising or product placement.

You just can’t make this stuff up.



  • Tan Shearer

    So Burger King are trying to sue the makers of IT over copyright infringement for something that doesn’t even belong to them? XD

    • Lo Pan’s High Cuisine

      Reading comprehension problems? They are not trying to sue anyone. Copyright infringement has absolutely nothing to do with this story. Try actually reading the story…slowly and completely.

      • Tan Shearer

        There’s nothing wrong with my reading comprehension. In order for a cease and desist to be enforced it would need to be court ordered. So yes they will need to take them to court in order for the ban to placed. But they have absolutely no chance of the court ruling in their favor.

        • Lo Pan’s High Cuisine

          You spoke of copyright infringement. You are incorrect as this issue has nothing to do with such – a complaint has been made to a Russian government agency that the film is advertising a competitor (which it is not) thus leaving one side at a disadvantage. The whole thing is ridiculous. It will not see the inside of a court room.

  • Darren Kerr

    Christmas should sue KFC because Colonel Sanders looks like Santa on his days off.

    • zombie84_41


  • Grimphantom
  • The mock-up of “I’m Loving IT” is excellent. The suit is ridiculous. If anything, I’d think watching a clown rip a kids arm off would make children (who probably shouldn’t be going to this movie anyway) put their foot down about not going to McDonald’s.

  • Demented Daniel

    I’ll choose Burger King over McD’s any day. I f&@king hate McDonald’s.

    • zombie84_41

      Likewise everytime I eat mcdonalds i always feel like shit.

    • Dennis Chenier

      Burger King tastes like ass. At least Mcdonald’s has killer muffins and ice cream. lol

  • J Jett

    Fuck Russia.

    • The chicken man

      Right in the ear!

    • GoodGuyGoneWrong

      go fuck yourself

      • zombie84_41

        Welp I guess what made you a good guy gone wrong is that your beautiful model g/f left you for somebody else with out a brain. In turn this took away all your goodness. Shit happens.

    • zombie84_41

      HA! Seriously I also want to add FUCK North Korea too.

    • Tan Shearer

      Hillary is that you? Come clean man.

  • Papa_spoosh

    literally the only similarity is that they have white faces and red hair…. and are the physical mascot of something unnatural that is responsible for thousands of deaths…

  • Ima Badlady

    And yet Mcdonalds probably kills more people then Pennywise.

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  • zombie84_41

    I was suppose to laugh at this right ? Because honestly I didn’t. Russia is more stupid than that fat turd over in NK. Give me a break.

  • zombie84_41

    I agree.

  • Bannedscorpionape:(

    First russia fucks with our election and now this? FUCK RUSSIA!

  • Dennis Chenier

    Can Russians get any stupider? I mean this is ridiculous. Can Putin, Trump and Kim Jong-Un do us all a favor and choke on a Whopper?

  • Trelo Leipsano

    Can you stop guys hate and avoid the good and sweet clowns(that they are out there and support them) because of some motheefucking fictional monsters who are not real clowns but they are transforming into clowns??? Pennywise doesh’t exist not even other monster clowns!!! Me I will raise my children to love and support the good clowns and to not be terrified the fictional monster clowns like pennywise!!!! Love, Care and Support the good clowns out there!!! Please spread that message everywhere around!!!! Please, do not forget it!!!!! Peace and Love and No Hate!!!!!

  • AdamX

    The food is killing Burger King’s business more than anything.

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