Creepy Anti-McDonald’s Ad

September 18th, 2010

I’m not a fan of McDonald’s, but this commercial, aired on cable television in the Washington, DC area, is a bit over the top.

Read more at The New York Times.

Do you agree with this extreme tactic to get the vegetarian message across?

4 Responses to “Creepy Anti-McDonald’s Ad”

  1. Jennifer on September 18, 2010 1:54 pm

    Here’s my problem with a lot of vegetarians – so many are so extreme AND incorrect that they give all vegetarians a bad name. They make all vegetarians look wrong. I could eat 5000 tubs of vegan ice cream and get chunky or 1000 vegan cookies or nothing but pasta and get super ill and fat.

    There’s a little kid I know (my son’s friend) who is vegetarian and he’s so filled with this sort of propaganda from his family. He’ll go around saying “all meat eaters die, all meat eaters are fat” and so on. Other vegetarians I know eat crap most of the time.

    Vegetarian does not equal healthy. Healthy = healthy. Campaigns like this, centered on targeting one group or business are lame and make us look narrow-minded. It’s like the banning the happy meals issue – we should be blaming ourselves for poor health, but we like to have the McD scapegoat.

    And YES I was a vegetarian for 15+ years, know plenty of unhealthy vegetarians, and don’t like McDonalds at all, so I can say what I want. We should promote the best stuff about vegetarian living not the worst.

  2. Jennifer on September 18, 2010 1:56 pm

    I just left a super long message here about this, and I don’t think it posted. 🙁 Damn.

  3. Peggy on September 29, 2010 3:14 pm

    Hey! For some reason, your comments were moved to spam. 🙁 Just checked it. I’m all moved in now, but haven’t been at the computer in three days.

    You used past tense. Are you no longer a vegetarian?

  4. Jennifer on September 30, 2010 12:32 pm

    For the last few years we’ve eaten some poultry and a little fish. I still haven’t eaten red meat or pork in over 15 years though. I would never eat that stuff. We’re thinking of going FT veg again though.

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