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Arnold Worldwide apologizes for flubbed McDonald's ad
Boston Herald ^
| April 11, 2013
| Marie Szaniszlo
Posted on 04/11/2013 7:15:36 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Mental health advocates yesterday blasted a McDonalds ad on the MBTA that appears at first to be a public service announcement targeting people suffering from depression.
Its really too bad because it trivializes the whole issue of depression, said Julie Totten, executive director of Waltham-based Families for Depression Awareness, which has been running an ad of its own on the T for its Strides Against Stigma Walk on April 27 at Boston University. Were trying to say when you need help, its not a laughing matter. We dont want people to feel stigmatized or made fun of.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: ads; depression; mcdonalds
The Happy Meal is depressing.
We are rapidly coming to the point where all humor consist of:
“some person and some other person did this thing! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!”
Everybody is so freaking sensitive!
posted on 04/11/2013 7:20:54 AM PDT
(LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
The United States of the Offended.
posted on 04/11/2013 7:25:39 AM PDT
by Army Air Corps
(Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
I'm Jewish and of primarily Polish extraction. My lovely wife has a good deal of Italian and Irish ancestory in her family. All the dumb Polack/cheap Jew/Italian mobster/Drunken Irishman jokes, we've heard them all. We laugh at this stuff and dish it right back. People, lighten the f up already! Besides, has any of the PC not-sees consider that perhaps McDonalds was trying to reach out to people suffering from depression? Maybe it's Mickey d's attempt at being more inclusive? You just can't win with the left no matter what you do. Alinksi, Cloward and Pliven would be proud.
posted on 04/11/2013 7:32:41 AM PDT
(You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
To: Army Air Corps
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, unless it offends someone
, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, until the congress says otherwise
The PC crowd is subjective in their offenses. I have mentioned the Fiat ad in the past, a woman slaps an innocent man in the face, he is standing on a street corner. A slap in the face. That is accepted? Ads and TV shows ridicule men when hit in the groin. Where is the outrage?!
posted on 04/11/2013 7:38:10 AM PDT
(Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
posted on 04/11/2013 7:59:13 AM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
This ties in to the Ashley Judd depression, secret tapes, McConnell, we are all going to die, hoopla of late.
posted on 04/11/2013 8:04:50 AM PDT
by headstamp 2
(What would Scooby do?)
To: Army Air Corps
The ad is just bizarre. It doesn’t make any sense. But I guess because it had a woman who looked depressed on the front, it was fuel for the perpetual outrage machine. I bet Boston area depression charities squeeze a nice fat guilt donation out of McDonalds and their officers all get a nice fat bonus this year.
posted on 04/11/2013 8:40:32 AM PDT
by Opinionated Blowhard
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