We thought this was an April Fools' Day joke, but apparently not.
The news is that a Boston-based advocacy group called Corporate Accountability International wants Ronald McDonald to turn in his big red shoes and retire.
Folks from the group picketed outside of a Mickey D's in Times Square yesterday. They claim that Ronald has way too much influence over children and what they eat - and that influence ain't good.
Ronald, who has been around since 1963, better watch his backside: These are the same folks who helped bring about Joe Camel's demise.
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/01/1850643/ronald-mcdonald-on-the-ropes-group.html#ixzz0jtmaH4nb
Asked by Anonymous at 8:38 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
I think Dr Phil said it best when he told the mama suing McDonalds that SHE was in control of the STEERING wheel that turned in and SHE ordered the food and SHE gave it to the child. Thats crazy! Its called NO. My kids hear it often. They dont like it. I dont care. and THATS called being a PARENT. Personal responsibility is really in the crapper in this country right now!
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Answer by BlooBird at 8:59 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
Too many calories in vs too few burned is the cause of most overweight people-adults and children both- MIckey D's does not force feed children.
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