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Way Scary McDonald's Ad In India!  
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
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OK here is the photo, you tell me scary or not! I'll go with scary!

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/mcdonalds_baby_ronald


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Makes me want to stay away from McDonald's, if they are going to have those things around.

Harry



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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

I feel sorry for the parents that had to audition their babies for that, I'm thinking there were probably around 30K babies just for that picture. The child advertising industry is a tough business.

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Very creepy  scared 

McDonalds =  yuck 



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User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Might sound morbid, but it kinda looks like the kid is dead and being displayed in a coffin. Freak's me out!

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

I don't like McDonalds food, so I never eat there anyway.

User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Egad! Looks like Michael Jackson and Tammy Faye Bakker's love child.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Reply 4):
Might sound morbid, but it kinda looks like the kid is dead and being displayed in a coffin.

Believe it or not, I was thinking exactly the same for the first 3 seconds after I looked at it.

Can any Indian A.netter enlighten us why the chose such a photo for the ad?

Patrick


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Also poor baby getting his/her hair coloured red.. I hope it is computer animated, because artificial colour might contain a lot of toxic ingredients.

It looks pretty fake though

[Edited 2006-05-20 01:18:12]

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

That is really weird! Did you see this one on the same page?




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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3081 times:
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Quoting Luv2fly (Thread starter):
OK here is the photo, you tell me scary or not! I'll go with scary!

Looks like that freaky Japanese boy in the movie "The Grudge". All he needs to do is meow like a cat.



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3079 times:




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User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

It looks like the little boy from the movie The Grudge.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

I suppose the kid is symbolic of that location just opening but it is quite hideous.

On a side note, what are the hamburgers made of there given the sacredness of the cow in Indian culture? They opened one the day I left Bangalore so I never got to visit it.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 13):
On a side note, what are the hamburgers made of there given the sacredness of the cow in Indian culture?

http://www.mcdonaldsindia.com/ourfood/index.html



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2894 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
I hope it is computer animated, because artificial colour might contain a lot of toxic ingredients.

If that worries you, how about...

1. The pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers consumed by the cows that are made into burgers?
2. The hormone treatments and antibiotics given to the cows directly?

By law (US) none of these 'ingredients' can be tested on children, but they can be sold to children in the form of happy meals without any issue. Doesn't really make much sense does it?



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 13):
On a side note, what are the hamburgers made of there given the sacredness of the cow in Indian culture?

I think that Mc Donald's India is only serving vegetarian, chicken and fish products. I am not 100% sure but I think that they even have a home delivery service. Are there other countries where Mc D's offers a delivery service?

Patrick


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2856 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 13):
what are the hamburgers made of there given the sacredness of the cow in Indian culture?



Quoting SATX (Reply 15):
consumed by the cows



Quoting SATX (Reply 15):
hormone treatments and antibiotics given to the cows directly?

All this assumes that there is actual beef in a McDonald's burger.


Welcome to McDonald's - Mumbai
No cows were harmed in the production of this burger



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 17):

All this assumes that there is actual beef in a McDonald's burger.

There is where I live. It's mostly from cows grazing where there used to be rainforests in South America from what I understand. Can't say what's in the patty in India, but I'd guess most McD's have beef in their patties.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 18):
Can't say what's in the patty in India

Click on the link I posted. No beef, no pork. Couldn't have made it any more simple.



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 19):
Click on the link I posted. No beef, no pork. Couldn't have made it any more simple.

Your link is to a company page. As discovered during the big French fry debacle, you can put a lot of ingredients under the label "natural flavors" and other such terms without revealing what's really included.

In any case, even if everything on the McD's page is 100% accurate and stands up to even the most critical scrutiny, the issues I raised still apply to their chicken products and there are similar issues associated with eating fish.

These issues aren't specific to McDonald's though, and in fact McDonalds has generally been among the more responsible fast-food chains in recent years.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 18):
There is where I live.

Sorry, I thought my entire post was obvious enough not to need a smiley.

It was a reference to the relatively low beef content of the McDonald's patty. They do use a lot of filler, soy-based I'd guess. We just bought a bunch of chuck roast at $1.99 a pound and had it ground into hamburger. The resultant burgers tasted absolutely unlike anything Ray Kroc ever stuffed in a paper bag. In fact REAL beef burgers are superior to any fast-food burgers including my current fave IN-N-OUT.

As one comedian put it:

"I see McDonald's has just sold their billionth burger. If that keeps up they will have to slaughter another cow."



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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Good one, Slam!

I guess this goes to show that different things sell in different places.

[Edited 2006-05-20 20:40:29]

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