Thread: Ronald McDonald urged to retire
#1 Ronald McDonald urged to retire03-29-2010, 11:58 AM
A coalition of health professionals, parents and corporate accountability advocates is calling for Ronald McDonald to retire as a spokesman for the nation's largest restaurant chain, saying he has too much influence on kids.
Corporate Accountability International, which has waged campaigns against bottled-water companies and tobacco companies, said it plans to present the results of a survey Wednesday showing that most Americans agree.
The organization is asking Americans to urge the mascot to retire, spokesman Nick Guroff said.
A statement from McDonald's said Ronald's role as a brand ambassador hasn't changed. It's to bring out the fun side of having meals with family and to promote an active lifestyle.
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03-29-2010, 12:04 PM“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
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03-29-2010, 12:05 PM
Surely it's the parents who buy this food and feed it to their precious snowflakes, right? I mean, 6 year olds aren't hopping in the car and loading up at the drive-through.
Instead of McDonald's retooling their spokes-cartoon, maybe the parents should learn to say "no".
03-29-2010, 12:42 PM
Ronald McDonald's response:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epAXI...eature=relatedThe Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
03-29-2010, 01:11 PM
It's a conspiracy!!!!!!
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03-29-2010, 01:15 PM"Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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03-29-2010, 11:19 PM
I have a funny Ronald McDonald story. I was living in Brownwood, Tx about 7 or 8 years ago when someone kidnapped Ronald right out of his yard! The McDonald's restaurant was right on the main hwy going through town. Someone nabbed him in the dead of night, the police pinpointed sometime between about 2 AM and 5 AM. (life size statue)
It was the headlines of the paper, and got to be such a big story. There was no ransom demand made, but there was a reward offered by the McDonald family for the return of little Ron. There were a few sightings of him reported, seen riding in various vehicles, but no leads. The police announced that if the 'nappers would just return him safely, no charges would be pressed. Finally, one day he was found standing in a busy intersection - apparently the kidnappers decided he was too hot to keep, and just turned him loose; or perhaps he had escaped. Anyway he finally was back home safe in his yard. The kidnappers were never caught, and speculation was that it was a group effort by several high school kids who passed him around as a prank.
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