"Somebody go slap this man Jerry Rice." - Vince Staples
In its newest commercial, Popeyes touts its "Wingovations" to convince viewers that its array of food products will enhance their football-viewing experience. They invite football legend Jerry Rice to don a "Taste Mask" -- a football helmet with a spinning drumstick in place of a facemask -- and a "Sauce Dome," a hat ringed with little bowls of sauce.
Rice is catching a ton of flak for the commercial. As it turns out, shilling on behalf of "360 degrees of pure wing rotation for handsfree wing eating" is not a good look. Vince Staples, Styles P, and others have enthusiastically roasted Rice on Twitter. See below.
Somebody go slap this man Jerry Rice.— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) January 18, 2017
I'm not doing the twitter thing anymore but I have to just say fuck Jerry Rice one time because Tim Brown would never wear a chicken helmet.— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) January 19, 2017
Then you wear the chicken helmet muthafucka https://t.co/eWCKop43Ij— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) January 19, 2017
Damn Jerry rice cooned all the way out !! Da fuk is his problem?!?!?— ghost (@therealstylesp) January 19, 2017
The name Jerry Rice used to mean somthing out here. Smh.pic.twitter.com/D3MUeYFiyr— Sad & Moody (@BosNaud) January 18, 2017
i just wanna know how much popeyes paid jerry rice— Ahmed/Draco Malfoy (@big_business_) January 18, 2017
like popeyes is dope but not a big biscuit and wearing hot wing helmet dope pic.twitter.com/0SSd5y4LJy
Popeyes: "We'll give you 2 million"— Meechie Migo (@mynameisFACE) January 18, 2017
Jerry Rice : "2 of them thangs? Shitttttttttttttt" pic.twitter.com/TRz7eSbI0J
Jerry Rice whole career void pic.twitter.com/OCwhqbZyfe— 20:01® (@IAMKRIS24) January 18, 2017
First jerry rice said all lives matter.... now he doing fried chicken commercials. Smh. My childhood hero smh— Coach Aaron (@vettepassby35) January 17, 2017