The “Gay McDonald’s Ad”

It’s been far too long since I blogged.  This has mainly been because I’ve been busy with work, family stuff, coven stuff, and illness.  However, I hope to get back to things soon.  For right now, I just wanted to share and comment on a recent French McDonald’s ad that has been receiving some attention lately.

Personally, I think it’s sweet, classy, and absolutely perfect.  I know some detractors have asked what it has to do with eating at McDonald’s.  Well, to be honest, I don’t think it has much to do with eating at McDonald’s other than it’s a way of saying that everyone from all walks of lives are welcome, which is the point of the greater “come as you are” campaign of which this ad is a part.  But even if we don’t accept that argument, let’s be honest here.  So much of the grist for so many of today’s advertising campaigns have so little to do with the product or service being promoted, it’s hardly reasonable to single this one ad out.  People never bothered asking what a talking gecko driving a sports car really had to do with car insurance, just to point out one example.  (And don’t get me wrong, I adore that little green guy!)

And personally, I think the gay theme is done so tastefully and almost understated, that people like Bill O’Reilly just look all that much more stupid for making a fuss over it.

13 thoughts on “The “Gay McDonald’s Ad””

  1. This was very tastefully done… and sweet.
    Don’t get me started on Bill O’Reilly. If anyone needs a visit fro the clue-by-four, it’s him.

  2. oh, and having watched the BO commentary… mickey d’s has long made commercials that had nothing to do with food. remember all those tear jerker olympic ads from the 80’s? please… that’s the stupidest complaint. it’s as if he couldn’t find anything else to pick apart.
    *grits teeth*

  3. Hey folks,

    Remember…

    T.E.A.B.A.G.G.E.R. = Terribly Enraged About Blacks And Gays Getting Equal Rights

    (Found on Facebook, not original to me, but very amusing and true)

  4. I’m glad you liked it Barbara. I’ll have to check out your link in a bit. I suspect I better be prepared to go from calm to “spitting nails” when I do, though.

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