McDonald’s ad featuring gay son coming out sparks controversy in Taiwan

McDonald’s joins the long list of companies going homo.
Ronald McDonald
Via Fox News: Religious groups in Taiwan are calling for a boycott of McDonald’s after the fast food giant premiered a commercial they say promotes “gay issues.”
The minute-and-a-half ad features a boy coming out to his father by writing, “I like boys” on a McCafe coffee cup and sliding it across the table. The father initially seems upset, and walks away. But he quickly returns with his own coffee cup and writes, “I accept that you like boys.” Music swells and the son cries tears of joy. The spot closes with the tag, “Let there be more warmth in conversations.”
On YouTube the ad has over 6,900 likes and has been viewed 1.6 million times. According to the Shanghaiist, the spot has received “mostly positive” feedback from local viewers.
But the Alliance of Taiwan Religious Groups for the Protection of Family is condemning the ad, saying it promotes homosexual behavior. “Because McDonald’s is frequented by many children, it is especially important to oppose the promotion of same-sex behavior,” Chang Shou-yi of the Alliance of Taiwan Religious Groups for the Protection of Family, told Taiwanese media. Chang accused McDonald’s of “openly promoting gay issues” and mis-educating children on sexual behavior. The group is calling for a nationwide boycott of the restaurant.
When the spot debuted on March 6, Brenda Kou, who heads McDonald’s marketing department in Taiwan, told Apple Daily that the brand’s intent was to show the spirit of open dialogue between family members. She also said that McDonald’s wanted to express that different voices can be accepted in society.
Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Taiwan, although seven cities currently accept household registrations of same-sex couples.
According to Shanghaiist, a poll conducted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice found that nearly 60 percent of respondents approved of same-sex marriage. The country’s president-elect Tsai Ing-wen expressed her support for the LGBT community in a campaign video saying, “In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness.”
But various Christian organizations have been leading a vocal campaign to fight the legalization of same-sex unions.  McDonald’s has used a similar concept in other countries and in 2010, the fast food chain featured a similar spot in France but the son does not directly come out to his father.
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MeThePeople
MeThePeople
4 years ago

The dad’s cup actually said; “ME TOO”

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
4 years ago

Never did like the idea of a some clown cooking my hamburger any how. I never have gone to mcdonalds.

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

Those least likely to wash their hands in a fast food restroom are the employees, corroborated by a study some years ago finding more coliform bacteria inside the drink dispensers–components handled only by employees–than on the toilet seats. The second highest concentration was on table tops.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Keep on Fighting for $15/hour while being like that, kids… those Leftist agitators you’re listening to won’t be the ones losing their jobs.comment image

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Well, McDonald’s said it wanted to be a “‘progressive’ burger company” and this is what that meant (like J.C. Penny’s, Burger King, etc.): putting an ideological left/liberal message into what they do on the supposition that progressive = inclusive = decent = good for business (somehow)… when LGBTQRST,etc. has nothing at all (either pro or con) to do with a Big Mac. (But THIS time WE will succeed, they say… the only thing successful about Marx’s brainchild– now “cultural Marxism” or political correctness here– is its appeal to the foolish, ignorant and selfish.comment image

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Anonymous . . . I absolutely love this particular quote from Winston Churchill. It is short and sweet, and says everything that could possibly be said about Socialism.

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
4 years ago

it’s amazing how these progressives (including the companies and societies they are running into the ground) make it sound as though love is the end all for living…you cannot “love” irresponsibly…true love is responsibility…actions have consequences…sodomite “love” has consequences (HIV/AIDS/death/diseases/bowel obstructions/gay bowel diseases/cancers/psychological problems/drug dependencies/anal or rectal warts and herpes/slaves to the flesh/rectal prolapse/rape/molestation/guilt/absence of Jesus in their lives/degenerate behavior/drug resistant disease and infections in the bowels and throughout the bodies/confusion/etc./etc./etc—-why aren’t societies and corporations glorifying THIS stuff?). What they should’ve shown in that commercial was the father having a stern talk with his son about feelings not dictating actions… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  MomOfIV

P.S. To progressive left/liberals types… If people in other places think Americans are corrupting Godless perverts, it’s not because of conservatives who believe in traditional marriage and moral absolutes (hint, hint).

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago

MomOfIV . . . The most poignant sentence in your post is . . . “Because of Him, all we have to do is repent, accept Him as Lord and Savior, trust Him, and follow Him.” That just sums up the whole enchilada. We don’t have to put a whole lot of thinking into it . . . we just need to follow Him and accept His ways. That may seem hard to some, but the potential of turning to Him means “Eternity will be wonderful.”

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 years ago

I guess the ad COULD have been worse-the kid might have written “I like GUNS”! (sarc) Or,at the other end of the scale,literally,”I like goats”.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

Or that he supported Trump– now that would’ve been too horrible for progressives to contemplate.

Helene Pineau
Helene Pineau
4 years ago

I am so sick and tired of these corporations serving up PC moralizations with their products. If they sell hamburgers and I happen to like their hamburgers, I don’t want to be preached. Just serve up the food and shut up!

Glenn47
Glenn47
4 years ago

Things that make you go ummmm,. I saw on one list Chobanis was on it, a few months ago, I read that Chobanis in Idaho was owned by a Muslim and wanted to bring in as many as 800 more Muslims to work there. Now, I read where they are now laying off many of their original crew. Now they are going gay, this should prove interesting.