I dunno whether to laugh or cry or eat a banana.
In response, McDonald’s sent a tweet of its own on Saturday: “That pic is a senseless & ignorant hoax McD’s values ALL our customers. Diversity runs deep in our culture on both sides of the counter.”
This is hardly the only recent barrage of negative publicity for the burger behemoth–some of it more justified. McDonalds CEO Jim Skinner recently was forced to defend the company’s renewed use of the Ronald McDonald mascot to appeal to children, after critics said the restaurant’s fat-laden burgers and fries endanger kids’ health. — Yahoo News
Of course it’s a fake, that goes without saying. McDonald’s is an equal-opportunity purveyor of poison whose foul rubberized synthetic food has been marketed for decades to literally anybody who can afford it anywhere in the world. Unlike, say, Denny’s, everybody’s money is good at a Mickey D’s counter, and corporately the only color they recognize as relevant is green, as in money and their so-called meat.
As for Ronald McDonald, basically he’s a victim of his own success. Like Joe Camel, he’s become a popular symbol among children, some of whom in national tests have mistakenly identified him as a Founding Father. This frightens a dangerously loud cross-section of the population (read: electorate), including middle-class parents (a shrinking demographic), environmentalists, health Nazis, and the professional victim class.
Note: The teachers’ union is fine with it, though. They’re generally happy their little snot-smeared ones recognize the term “Founding Father.”
Besides — has anybody ever seen Ronald McDonald’s birth certificate? How do we know I the sonofabitch isn’t a Kenyan-born socialist who hates America and wants to destroy it from the younger generation up?
(Confession: that’s not an original thought on my part — I spotted it in a memo leaked by one of Newt Gingrich’c ex-staffers, citing his reason for deserting the campaign. “The boss is fucking nuts,” he scrawled across it. Like that’s news.)
My guess is this hoax was started by German soy and sprout-munchers panicking over the E Coli scare which threatens their export markets. These Germans have no sense of humor, but that’s another post for another day.