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.
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.
Yup, you read that correctly there is actually a group out there worried about Ronald McDonald.
How to Stop Kids from Eating McDonald’s
Right off the bat, I don’t believe McDonalds is the only one to blame for obesity in this country. I just don’t. Is it good for you? Absolutely not, but I a think lack of exercise is a huge part also.
Putting my personal theories aside, as much as I want them, I do not have children yet so I am not a parenting expert, but if your kid doesn’t drive and your kid doesn’t have any money, the parent has to enable the kid to get McDonalds. So man up and tell your child, NO! I know my parents said no to me when I was growing up (alright, maybe my mom said no more than my dad did lol).
Just because you can’t control your kid doesn’t mean the product or the advertising figure should be “banned” or pressure should be applied to the company. Maybe instead of trying to fight McDonald’s clown you can spend some time researching some healthy alternatives!