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Signs for a Tim Hortons restaurant, foreground, and a Burger King restaurant are displayed along Peach Street Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Erie, Penn. Burger King struck an $11 billion deal to buy Tim Hortons that would create the world's third largest fast-food company and could make the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain more of a household name around the world. (Christopher Millette/AP)

Signs for a Tim Hortons restaurant, foreground, and a Burger King restaurant are displayed along Peach Street Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Erie, Penn. Burger King struck an $11 billion deal to buy Tim Hortons that would create the world's third largest fast-food company and could make the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain more of a household name around the world.

(Christopher Millette/AP)

Five famous people react to Tims-Burger King deal Add to ...

When the Burger King Worldwide Inc. takeover of Tim Hortons Inc. was first reported on Sunday, it caught the market by surprise, and produced a lot of polarizing opinions. In Canada, people worried that a corporate pillar of our national identity could be threatened. In the U.S., the deal furthered the country’s debate about corporate tax policy.

Whether the takeover produces the value for investors management says it will remains to be seen. Regardless, the deal has already produced its fair share of hot takes. Here’s how some notable people responded online:

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