A corporate watchdog group that got rid of Joe Camel is after another icon – this time, its target is tall, red and happy.
Corporate Accountability International plans to host a retirement party for Ronald McDonald as it releases a report Wednesday that basically says, “We’re not loving it. ” The report calls for McDonald’s to stop using the iconic clown.
“For nearly 50 years, Ronald McDonald has hooked kids on unhealthy foods spurring a deadly epidemic of diet-related diseases,” said Deborah Lapidus, the senior organizer at Corporate Accountability International. “Ultimately the report makes the case that it’s time that McDonald’s stop directing fast food to kids. Really, Ronald deserves a break and so do we.”
Hey, this is the G Man! What the hell is wrong with you people? What kid doesn’t love a clown who loves food? I mean come on!
Although, I always wondered if that whacked out clown that looks like he is on acid actually ate McDonald’s…I mean, he just seemed too thin, but maybe he worked out a lot after a healthy dose of PCP!
McDonald’s does not appear to have plans to ditch the clown. The company released a statement to CNN.com calling Ronald McDonald “a beloved brand ambassador for McDonald’s” and described him as crucial to its charity efforts to help families of hospitalized children.
We will miss you Ronald McDonald, but hard headed parents will still bring their snotty nosed children to eat your delicious tasty foods.
You think the clown makes them want to eat the food? People would still eat McD’s even if they used a health/fitness mascot.
We will miss you Ronald McDonald, it’s been great, maybe you can get a job at Panera.