Carl's Jr. Says This Provocative 'Border Ball' Ad Is About Sexy Women, Not Immigration One of its stars disagrees By Tim Nudd : http://www.twitter.com/nudd
Carl's Jr. likes being provocative, but not in the realm of politics.
That's the message from parent company CKE Restaurants, which has gone on the record to deny claims that its latest ad with scantily clad woman, "Border Ball," plays off the current national debate over immigration.
The spot, from 72andSunny, broke Sept. 28. It features Texan model Elle Evans (previously seen in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video) and Latina cover model Alejandra Guilmant from Mexico City. And it sells the new Tex Mex Thickburger—which is apparently equal parts Tex and Mex. So, the commercial shows two women's beach volleyball teams—one from Texas, one from Mexico—trying to settle things with a game on the border.
Innocuous enough, if gratuitous in the classic Carl's Jr. style, right?
Except another of the models in the spot raised eyeb…