March 29, 2010, - 5:26 pm
Whatever happened to parental responsibility and parents teaching their kids a little responsibility and self-control?
Anti-corporate thugs are engaging in yet more stupid, PETA-style tactics . . . demanding the “retirement” of Ronald McDonald because he’s “too influential.” Hilarious. As if that’s gonna happen. Some left-wing outfit, calling itself “Corporate Accountability International,” says that the famous redhead has too much influence on kids.
Hmmm . . . Ronald McDonald has been around for decades, and kids used to be thinner for much of his lifetime. It’s not Ronald McDonald that’s the problem. It’s parents who are too lazy to parent and restrict their kids from eating whatever they want whenver they want. It’s parents who are too busy working and doing whatever else to parent. It’s kids who are never taught discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
Yes, there are a lot of people in America who’ve influenced their kids to be blobs who always eat unhealthfully and at McDonald’s. And those people should retire. Unfortunately, they are womb and sperm donors who call themselves, “parents.” Ronald McDonald has nothing to do with it. For the record, I don’t even eat at McDonald’s because it’s not kosher, but I defend McDonald’s right to do business and use Ronald McDonald in that effort.
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, wants to stop the Oak Brook-based chain from gearing its advertising toward children in light of what they called a “fast-food-industry childhood obesity crisis.”
The group will release the results at a lunchtime “retirement party” Wednesday for McDonald’s Chief Happiness Officer, a 50-year veteran of the company, at the McDonald’s restaurant at Chicago Avenue and State Street.
The group — which was also behind the effort to retire Joe Camel from Camel cigarettes — will invite Chicagoans to sign retirement cards at the McDonald’s. The event is one of nearly two dozen to be held at McDonald’s restaurants and colleges across the country that day, according to group spokesman Nick Guroff.
By the way, when you consider things like the Ronald McDonald House for poor parents of sick kids, and other programs the fictional icon, Ronald McDonald, has been involved in, he’s actually done more for this country than any of these left-wing corporate activists in Chicago.
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