Billy Eichner flame-broils Burger King for stealing his bit

Billy Eichner is used to yelling at people on the street as part of his TV show, Billy on the Street. Now Burger King is on the receiving end of his rage.

The fast food chain recently debuted a new commercial for its chicken nuggets, in which a host asks two people on the street about the new nugget-shaped product. The host looks a bit like Eichner, but he doesn’t quite have the personal space-invading invective Eichner has perfected.

Still, it didn’t sit well with Eichner. Over the weekend, he waged a war of words against Burger King for this infraction.

With shots fired, his friends quickly had his back, and many chose #TeamBilly.

Eichner also found an unlikely ally: McDonald’s.

Who knows how long this war will rage on, but it’s certainly more entertaining than Burger King’s commercial. Burger King has yet to respond to the allegations, but they’ve continued tweeting like nothing happened

H/T Uproxx | Screengrab via Billy Eichner/YouTube 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.