Okay, we already knew that Justin Bieber was pretty much an official member of Floyd Mayweather’s entourage. And we knew that Jimmy Kimmel, on his late-night show, had recently asked Manny Pacquiao if he could be in the Filipino boxer’s entourage.
But that creepy Burger King mascot? What in the name of Michael Buffer was
he it doing there?
Pacquiao was first to walk out to the ring before the mega-fight on Saturday, and sure enough, just a couple of steps behind, was the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host.
— GIST (@GistPH) May 3, 2015
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, for one, was impressed.
What is going on with this walk out? This is amazing. #Kimmel
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) May 3, 2015
Kimmel was wearing a hat much like the one Bieber wore at an April press conference promoting the fight. He also had on gold chains, perhaps just to complete the cheesy look, or possibly because he suddenly decided to go for more of a Run-DMC look. Kimmel also photo-bombed a selfie that Pacquiao took with his trainer, Freddie Roach, just as they entered the arena.
— Marielle Mohs (@ElleMohs) May 3, 2015
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) May 3, 2015
Bieber, as expected, followed Mayweather out to the ring. Sans hat, though.
But do you see that crown behind Mayweather’s head? That’s the crown of a King.
want to see that check burger king cut pic.twitter.com/6yfARgYwYn
— Mr. World Premiere (@yardieiz4life) May 3, 2015
Wait, the disturbingly impassive Burger King who starred in those intentionally odd commercials a few years ago? Apparently so. What was he doing there? Well, weirding people out, for one thing.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) May 3, 2015
— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) May 3, 2015
Of course, seeing the King and the Biebs walking out toward the ring essentially side-by-side sparked a “Who’s cheesier?” debate on the Internet. Others were just delight with the whole, ridiculous pre-fight spectacle.
Not sure what gets me sicker to my stomach…Burger King or Justin Bieber.
— Mark Ellis (@5150ellis) May 3, 2015
Bieber. Kimmel. Burger King. This has everything.
— Josh Parcell (@JoshParcell) May 3, 2015
Burger King and Bieber . Epic
— Sam Crocker (@getvegandtd) May 3, 2015
Bieber and the Burger King….I can't even
— Legally Prepped (@LegallyPrepped) May 3, 2015
Nothing says intimidation like Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Bieber AND The Burger King!!!!
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) May 3, 2015
I would also stay tuned for Kimmel vs Bieber. But I really do want to see the Burger King king's jab.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) May 3, 2015