Ban the Clown

The dangerous Ronald McDonald


Parents ask McDonald’s to ban Ronald
In Beaverton (OR) parents and doctors gathered 500 signatures for a petition they presented to the Cedar Mill McDonald’s and representatives of Don Armstrong, who owns 14 McDonald’s restaurants in the Portland area. “There is no debate about whether the aggressive marketing of McDonald’s-style junk food to children should be stopped,” said Dr. Martin Donohoe, senior physician at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas. “The industry knows it’s unethical. “Ronald McDonald is a symbol for this food that makes kids sick,” said Grace Morris (organizer of the event) of Corporate Accountability International (CAI) . And that’s why the group wants McDonald’s to retire the friendly clown. Read article here:
http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=129672266524791000
Yet McDonald’s has no intention to retire Ronald.  “Ronald McDonald is not retiring. He is the heart and soul of Ronald McDonald House Charities, which lends a helping hand to families in their time of need, particularly when families need to be near their critically-ill children in hospitals. Ronald also helps deliver messages to families on many important subjects such as safety, literacy and the importance of physical activity and making balanced food choices.”
CAI is a 30 year organization whose motto is “challenge abuse, protecting people”.  http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/  Their mission is working toward a world where major decisions affecting people and the environment are based on the public interest, not on maximizing corporate profits.  Their corporate 2010 Hall of Shame companies include Monsanto, bp and Chevron.
Every firm has a marketing gimmick to draw in customers. The Burger King, Wendy’s pig-tailed daughter, Tony the Tiger, the Trix rabbit, Captain Crunch, and Jack in the Box. It’s the beauty of capitalism and the world of business to be as creative as possible to sell your product and put yourself ahead of your competitor.
Is there no personal responsibility left in this world? If CAI is so concerned about the children, I suggest they focus their efforts on the mission of changing the major decision a parent makes to drive their children to McDonald’s.
~DCG

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0 responses to “Ban the Clown

  1. The leftwing’s typical kneejerk response to any problem:
    Instead of taking responsibility for themselves by NOT eating at McDonalds, they want government to ban it! And in so doing, (a) curtail the liberty of others who want to eat at McDonald’s; and (b) further enlarge the already Obese Big Powerful Government.
    That’s the sort of obesity Americans should really be targeting — Big Obese Govt!

     
  2. I agree…parents need to take some personal responsibility and….are you ready for it?….Just Say NO!

     
  3. No toy guns, no Ronald McDonald, no more fun of any kind… everything has to be “good” for you, as left/libtards define it.

     

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