TV Ad angers McDonald’s

McDonald’s are said to be angry over a television commercial which attributes their food to ‘death’ of a man.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine were behind the commercial which aired on 16th September during the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The commercial mocks the tag line “I’m Lovin’ It”, changing it to “I was lovin’ it.”

“This commercial is outrageous, misleading and unfair to all consumers. McDonald’s trusts our customers to put such outlandish propaganda in perspective, and to make food and lifestyle choices that are right for them.” – McDonald’s statement

The fast food chain has come under criticism in recent years for its ‘unhealthy’ menu and obese creating menus. However eaten, like anything, in moderation and McDonald’s is no worse than any other takeaway outlet.

The popular burger and fries establishment launched in America 1955 with the first British operation opening in 1974. At the time, the branch in southeast London was the chain’s 3000th outlet. Today in the UK McDonald’s has more than 1,200 restaurants and employs around 97,000 people. Globally the company has over 34,000 restaurants and employs 1.8million people.

“It’s time to tackle the district’s heart disease problem head-on. A moratorium on new fast-food restaurants could be a critically important step toward fighting this epidemic.” – Susan Levin, who is PCRM’s nutrition education director

 If you have not yet seen the commercial, you can watch it by clicking here. Or by viewing the video below: