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16 January 2007 @ 09:19 pm
Because McDonalds wants you to eat at their restaurants for every meal: it's good for you!  
Firstly: great idea for a community.
Secondly: surely you've seen this one. The ad opens with a little girl playing dressup, showing her individuality via outrageous clothing. Mom dismisses it by saying "it isn't what goes on the tummy, it's what goes in the tummy that's important." She takes her kid to McDonalds where the child, who is obviously capable of making good choices, selects "all white meat nuggets," milk, and fruit in her happy meal. Right. Because McDonalds is good for you, and kids always pick the non-fried sides. No wonder child obesity rates are growing (pun intended) at an exponential rate. Teaching kids to eat at McDonalds on a regular basis is probably one of the most irresponsible things a parent can do. Ugh...
 
 
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Abnormally Attracted To Sinemtqueen85 on January 17th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Ha, I actually ranted about that commercial in my personal LJ a couple of days ago.
Average Everyday Sane Psycho: PR: LOSAH!//made by shibaikobuttercup31 on January 17th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
Seriously. The only way you choose healthy food at McDonald's is if you're an adult or work there (and then you pretty much have to learn what to choose).
Shellbearbinaryprecision on January 17th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
And even then, nothing they have is all that healthy, unless you have a salad without dressing. In fact that's just about the only thing that doesn't have an exorbitant amount of fat and/or sugar. That's the point: they market it as healthy when it's anything but...
Average Everyday Sane Psycho: PR: LOSAH!//made by shibaikobuttercup31 on January 17th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
Yes, and think about the preservatives on some of that stuff. Even the "Apple Dippers." You'd spend less money and be healthier by just buying a damn apple and cutting it up.
Shellbearbinaryprecision on January 17th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
*nods* You hit the nail on the head. God forbid you buy a loaf of bridge and make your kid a damn sandwich at home. Oh no, let's pay for fatty foods prepared by someone else so the kid can have a cheap plastic toy they'll lose interest in after approximately 2.5 seconds! Horray! I should know: my mom took me to McDonalds all the time, I was an obese teenager, and I had a bucket FULL of those damn Happy Meal toys. As much as I enjoyed it as a kid, I didn't know any better, and now that I do I wish my mom had fed me an apple instead. :(
Shellbearbinaryprecision on January 17th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
bread* not bridge. Watching too much local news with frozen overpasses for my own good. LOL
Average Everyday Sane Psycho: PR: LOSAH!//made by shibaikobuttercup31 on January 17th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Which is why McDonald's was a treat for us when our Grandparents took us.
Shellbearbinaryprecision on January 17th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Good call!
Abnormally Attracted To Sinemtqueen85 on January 18th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
I don't remember this.
Average Everyday Sane Psycho: PR: LOSAH!//made by shibaikobuttercup31 on January 19th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
It was when we were much younger. And we almost exclusively only got McDonald's when we went to Florida.
(Anonymous) on January 17th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
I love how it says.....'and they have salads for you'. Because obviously you will need a salad or two if you reward your kid with McDonalds everytime they do something normal like play dress-up.
ariel88ariel88 on January 17th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
Funny, it reminds me of how Walmart is now airing (or will start soon) commercials focusing on the time when they were a small family company. Because on some level they know that (some) people are getting tired of buying cheap plastic crap from a faceless corporation. Just like McDonalds is slanting their advertising to reflect the growing awareness that their food is little better than rat poison. It's all about the image . . .
CurlyJocurlyjo1 on January 17th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
Heh. Even though Wal-Mart is going full speed ahead away from the "Small family company" that they used to be.
Shellbearbinaryprecision on January 17th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
"It's all about the image . . . "
Couldn't have said it any better myself!
lustoftheblood on January 17th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
The thing is, though, that it's an advertisement for McDonalds, so of course it's going to show McDonalds food in a positive light...
Shellbearbinaryprecision on January 17th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Riiiight...the point is that they're lying about their food and using a kid and mom in their commercial in an attempt to make it look like they care about kids' health.