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Billy Eichner accuses Burger King of stealing his act in TV commercial

Posted at 4:26 PM, Oct 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-13 16:38:41-04

(PIX11) — Billy Eichner, host of “Billy On The Street,” accused fast-food chain Burger King of stealing his act in a new television commercial.

The Burger King ad features a man holding a box of chicken nuggets. With a microphone in hand, he asks two teens “How much would 10 of these cost from Burger King?” When the teens answer incorrectly, the man reacts in an arguably similar fashion to Eichner. The commercial aired during Sunday night’s football game on FOX.

After the commercial was aired, Eichner went on a Twitter tirade against Burger King. The comedian called on fans to tweet the fast food chain and tell them to stop stealing from his show “Billy On The Street.”

He retweeted messages against Burger King and even promoted the fast food chain’s competitors Wendy’s and McDonalds:

Eichner recently did a “Billy on the Street” sketch with Seth Meyers for the 2014 Emmy Awards in August.