Thursday, May 19, 2011

Andrei Leave Ronald McDonald alone

Ronald McDonald, the iconic mascot of McDonalds is under fire - from the usual suspects.

They want McDonalds to "retire" Ronald McDonald as part of their campaign to stop McDonalds marketing aimed at children. This particular campaign has been put together by a group calling itself "Corporate Accountability International".

There is no doubt eating too much McDonalds will make you obese but there is also no doubt that eating too much weetbix will also make you obese - and I'll bet that obese kids in this country, over whom much handwringing is done, eat far more weetbix than McDonalds because cheap as McDonalds is weetbix is even cheaper, much much cheaper in fact and is a staple food of very many of the poor. And it is generally the kids of the poor who are obese.

Make no mistake about it - these campaigns against McDonalds are not really about obese kids, they are attacks on a successful business operating in a free enterprise capitalist society. And it is capitalism and success under it that these people loath.

2 comment(s):

MK said...

"....they are attacks on a successful business operating in a free enterprise capitalist society. And it is capitalism and success under it that these people loath. "

Definitely, they also despise how places like McDonalds offer cheap food. They want us all eating that free range gourmet sh!t that costs far more.

scrubone said...

There is no doubt eating too much McDonalds will make you obese but there is also no doubt that eating too much weetbix will also make you obese

Do you know, I actually used to know a kid who did become obese from eating wheat bix. He started eating them at a health camp his parents sent him to because he was too skinny!

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