Oil CEOs sigh relief … spotlight shifts to Ronald McDonald

Headline in the WSJ:  McDonald’s Under Pressure to Fire Ronald

More than 550 health professionals and organizations have signed a letter to McDonald’s. asking the maker of Happy Meals to stop marketing junk food to kids and fire Ronald McDonald.

The campaign is organized by the nonprofit watchdog group Corporate Accountability International, which has also targeted tobacco companies and beverage makers like Coca-Cola  and PepsiCo  for the environmental impact of plastic bottles.

The letter from the health providers urges McDonald’s to cease marketing food high in salt, fat, sugar and calories to kids, from the use of Ronald McDonald to Happy Meal toys.

Some of the comments to the WSJ article:

  • Unemployment among clowns will increase by one
  • Toucan Sam & Captain Crunch better watch their backs
  • Col. Sanders is probably rolling over in his grave. 
  • Wonder if there would be such a ruckus if the clown possessed union representation ?
  • Clowns are increasingly creepy
  • I urge more health care professionals to shut the h#ll up and wash their hands more!
  • The “Eat Healthy” Obama White House Super Bowl Party menu: Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Cheeseburgers, Deep Dish Pizza, Buffalo Wings, Twice Baked Potatoes, Potato Chips, Ice Cream
  • Michael Moore will make a movie “How to eat healthy foods” and will earn another $ 100.000.000 slamming the greedy capitalists.

Add your comments … best one wins a free Happy Meal.

Thanks to SMH for feeding the lead.

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