ROBERT DOWNEY: ‘BURGER KING SAVED MY LIFE’

06.10.08 10 years ago 63 Comments

According to WENN, Robert Downey Jr. publicly thanked Burger King for helping him overcome his drug problem.  In related news, I can’t believe this is a real story.

  In 2003, the actor – who, at the time, was battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol – was driving a car filled with "tons of f**king dope" on California’s Pacific Coast Highway when he decided to stop at the burger joint for a meal.
  And the trip to the fastfood outlet caused him to re-evaluate his whole life.
  He says, "I have to thank Burger King. It was such a disgusting burger I ordered. I had that, and this big soda, and I thought something really bad was going to happen." [You got shitcanned and passed out in a random little girl’s bed, and it was a f-ing burger that caused you to rethink things? -Ed.]
  The actor goes on to hint that a fateful moment in new movie Iron Man, when his character Tony Stark requests a cheeseburger from Burger King after being released from his captors, is a reference to his own experiences. [Source]

Burger King responded by saying, “We didn’t pay you 8 million dollars to call our burgers disgusting, you prick.  What are you, on drugs?”  Seriously, I hope this isn’t the start of a trend where people start explaining product placement.  We get it, they paid you, it’s okay.  Just because I see a movie about a guy with a robot butler who shoots rockets out of his arms doesn’t mean you can start treating me like a little kid. 

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