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4Feb/1367

McDonalds? Nah, you’re alright

Some adverts go beyond being a bit shit or annoying, they're actually egregious. Offensive, even.

The notion that horrible burgers can mend bridges between families is not only ridiculous, it's also insulting and just wrong. Side-serving of emotional manipulation with your fries, sir?

As it goes I do have McDonalds in common with loads of people. Like millions of others - and for very good reasons indeed - I wouldn't be seen dead in one.

Sugar-flavoured empty-calorie gackburger? Nah, you're alright.

  • Kenneth Peter Shinn

  • Kenneth Peter Shinn

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  • Jon

    mc yucks are evil on so many levels. asnd as for the whistle at the end. urgh.

  • Jon

    mc yucks are evil on so many levels. asnd as for the whistle at the end. urgh.

  • Elycia

    This website is a little hateful.

    • Durrr.

    • Corn Holio

      A little??? Seriously, been nice not meeting you.
      If you are ever passing this website again, fucking pass…..

  • Elycia

    This website is a little hateful.

    • Durrr.

    • Corn Holio

      A little??? Seriously, been nice not meeting you.
      If you are ever passing this website again, fucking pass…..

  • ambidextor

    be honest you all were thinking those black youths were going to stab or rob or run over that white old man. the way it was shot was like a road/knife safety advert and that one token white kid in their gang was just an insult to both races

    • Ummmm…?

    • John Fox

      WTF man… Racist much?

  • ambidextor

    be honest you all were thinking those black youths were going to stab or rob or run over that white old man. the way it was shot was like a road/knife safety advert and that one token white kid in their gang was just an insult to both races

  • its a gurkin just keep it in your burger and eat it 😀

    • Corn Holio

      The gherkin is about the most nutritious thing in a maccy d’s and even that fucker is daubed in acetic acid….

  • its a gurkin just keep it in your burger and eat it 😀

    • Corn Holio

      The gherkin is about the most nutritious thing in a maccy d’s and even that fucker is daubed in acetic acid….

  • JamesM

    I hope this stuck up little wanker never has a happy moment in his life. Now, I like McDonald’s food, but what the actual fuck is wrong with this advert? Dave is making blatant attempts to try and bond with this child, and yet gets snubbed every time. I wouldn’t persist like Dave did, and I certainly would not buy the little turd a McDonalds. He could eat that fucking pesto out of my arse for all I cared.

  • JamesM

    I hope this stuck up little wanker never has a happy moment in his life. Now, I like McDonald’s food, but what the actual fuck is wrong with this advert? Dave is making blatant attempts to try and bond with this child, and yet gets snubbed every time. I wouldn’t persist like Dave did, and I certainly would not buy the little turd a McDonalds. He could eat that fucking pesto out of my arse for all I cared.

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    However they try to advertise it, the burger is still a greasy tasteless piece of processed crap slapped between two buns tasting of polythene packaging, if they taste of anything at all. And if they left the plastic wrapper on the “cheese” vit might give it more substance. And taste. McDonalds. I knowingly ate one. Never again.

  • However they try to advertise it, the burger is still a greasy tasteless piece of processed crap slapped between two buns tasting of polythene packaging, if they taste of anything at all. And if they left the plastic wrapper on the “cheese” vit might give it more substance. And taste. McDonalds. I knowingly ate one. Never again.

  • Nah, you’re alright

    Am I alone on this or did anyone else think this was a suicide awareness ad when they saw it?

  • Nah, you’re alright

    Am I alone on this or did anyone else think this was a suicide awareness ad when they saw it?

  • That was a pretty poor campaign choice.

  • That was a pretty poor campaign choice.

  • Raberto

    Did you know Robin Brown is one of the stars in this add, strange these Robin Brown comments?hummmmmmmmmmm???

  • Raberto

    Did you know Robin Brown is one of the stars in this add, strange these Robin Brown comments?hummmmmmmmmmm???

  • Kymera

    Yet another in the depressingly long line of mawkish, emotionally manipulative, purile adverts from McDogshite’s.

    Late for work and allow products to fall and break? It’s okay, I was just getting a burger.

    Leave the wife to push another parasitic little consumer out of her minge, alone? Never mind, this fast food was well cheap!

    The way McDogshite’s keeps making themselves out to be the centre of our collective emotional being is insidious and sickening.

    I hate McDonald’s with a passion and that isn’t even taking into account their “food”.

    And don’t get me going about their history with certain, evil, organisations that was quietly swept under the carpet, back in the eighties!

    Scumbags.

  • Kymera

    Yet another in the depressingly long line of mawkish, emotionally manipulative, purile adverts from McDogshite’s.

    Late for work and allow products to fall and break? It’s okay, I was just getting a burger.

    Leave the wife to push another parasitic little consumer out of her minge, alone? Never mind, this fast food was well cheap!

    The way McDogshite’s keeps making themselves out to be the centre of our collective emotional being is insidious and sickening.

    I hate McDonald’s with a passion and that isn’t even taking into account their “food”.

    And don’t get me going about their history with certain, evil, organisations that was quietly swept under the carpet, back in the eighties!

    Scumbags.

  • Bad ad slayer

    When I first saw this ad I knew I would hate it forever. 1) I hate the lad. 2) What sort of example is McDonalds setting to children in a situation where a step parent is around “Keep giving me Mcdonalds and I’ll love you” rather than thinking “Ok it’s not the best situation in the world but its here and I should make the best of it and try to mutually improve our relationship” not just “Na ya alright” (obviously vocabulary and grammar) was not a priority in the script.

  • Bad ad slayer

    When I first saw this ad I knew I would hate it forever. 1) I hate the lad. 2) What sort of example is McDonalds setting to children in a situation where a step parent is around “Keep giving me Mcdonalds and I’ll love you” rather than thinking “Ok it’s not the best situation in the world but its here and I should make the best of it and try to mutually improve our relationship” not just “Na ya alright” (obviously vocabulary and grammar) was not a priority in the script.

  • CAPITALS irrationals

    This ad is certainly growing on me in the hate stakes. At first, I simply wondered who the bloke actor was. Then I realised it was McDonalds’es cynical millions behind it. It is most definitely insidious soul-eating shite. I presume that should the viewing public ‘love’em’ they’ll develop this concept, along the lines of those cunting Kris Arsehole BT ads.
    It has a long way to go, as the BT ads sent me into a near uncontrollable ‘you fucking cunt’ repetitive rage, despite my wife shouting at me to stop swearing in front of the children. Eventually, we turned it into the ‘calm down Dad’ game, the kids would take the controls during ad breaks and press the mute button when that (the horror, the horror) person appeared, and I simply added KM to my list of hate figures to whom I wished harm against. I fear this actor will end up on that list.
    But not yet though. At present, it has merely started up a discussion with my eldest as to how disappointing, empty and overpriced the fast food ‘treat’ actually is. We still do it, and I still feel a mug afterwards. At least at Greggs, it’s cheap (and nasty). Give this storyline a chance. In 6 months, the less mentally stable of us will be honking adjectival industrial invective at another generic ‘will they, won’t they?’ development. Bastards. I must drink less coffee.

  • CAPITALS irrationals

    This ad is certainly growing on me in the hate stakes. At first, I simply wondered who the bloke actor was. Then I realised it was McDonalds’es cynical millions behind it. It is most definitely insidious soul-eating shite. I presume that should the viewing public ‘love’em’ they’ll develop this concept, along the lines of those cunting Kris Arsehole BT ads.
    It has a long way to go, as the BT ads sent me into a near uncontrollable ‘you fucking cunt’ repetitive rage, despite my wife shouting at me to stop swearing in front of the children. Eventually, we turned it into the ‘calm down Dad’ game, the kids would take the controls during ad breaks and press the mute button when that (the horror, the horror) person appeared, and I simply added KM to my list of hate figures to whom I wished harm against. I fear this actor will end up on that list.
    But not yet though. At present, it has merely started up a discussion with my eldest as to how disappointing, empty and overpriced the fast food ‘treat’ actually is. We still do it, and I still feel a mug afterwards. At least at Greggs, it’s cheap (and nasty). Give this storyline a chance. In 6 months, the less mentally stable of us will be honking adjectival industrial invective at another generic ‘will they, won’t they?’ development. Bastards. I must drink less coffee.

  • Bad ad slayer

    The first time I saw this ad I hated it and I still hate it. I hated the lad he just got on my nerves and also the advert is really setting a “fine” example to children with step parents: Sell your love with Macdonalds. So basically in my eyes what that ad told me was that rather than growing a relationship with your step mother/father through parental love, compassion and discipline that in the long run is more affective than what that ad just proposed: We’ll love you as long as you keep giving us Macdonalds.

  • Bad ad slayer

    The first time I saw this ad I hated it and I still hate it. I hated the lad he just got on my nerves and also the advert is really setting a “fine” example to children with step parents: Sell your love with Macdonalds. So basically in my eyes what that ad told me was that rather than growing a relationship with your step mother/father through parental love, compassion and discipline that in the long run is more affective than what that ad just proposed: We’ll love you as long as you keep giving us Macdonalds.

  • Well fuck off my blog then. I’ll elaborate on this, a little. I’m suspicious of people who use terms and arguments like this, because most whingeing about what is portrayed as snobbery, self-righteousness, high-mindedness and being somehow at odds with the everyman on the street tends to cut from the same cloth as people who complain about health and safety, Europe and political correctness. In the case of the latter this tends to cover a multitude of terrible sins, such as objecting to racism, homophobia and general bigotry.

    Assuming you’re not of the latter persuasion I might point out that you’ve ignored the content, tone and general raison d’etre of this entire site. Secondly there’s no such thing as the fast-food police; it’s a total invention of people who are so threatened in their beliefs that anyone who has a conflicting point of view must be some sort of crazed authority figure to be feared, despised and generally blamed for imagined culinary crimes against you. The sort of food you get from McDonalds is fucking vile – the only reason I can discern that people might eat it is because they’re addicted to the vast amount of fat, sugar and salt in them.

    As for the ad, I don’t object to people eating junk food, bingeing on booze from time to time or enjoying the odd crafty fag. I do all of them myself (not McDonalds, obviously, I’m not a fucking idiot) but the day there’s an ad on telly that suggests that by enjoying a surreptitious whiskey and B+H with my stepdad, I will repair some deep family divisions is the day I take I take an axe to the telly.

    So, no, I disagree with your suggestion that there’s nothing wrong with the ad. As for your right to eat shit, I defend it. Enjoy your hypoglycaemic shock.

    • Dantp

      Touched a nerve there, didn’t I?! 😉

      Sorry if I jumped to the conclusion that you were one of these pricks who gets hard over slamming things like ‘Chavs’ and Mcdonalds.

      “the only reason I can discern that people might eat it is because they’re addicted to the vast amount of fat, sugar and salt in them.”

      Or maybe… A bit far fetched I know… they just like different things than you.

      You lost me with the homophobia and bigotry bit.

      • I just wish people would have a look at the site and recognise that it’s hardly The Guardian when it comes to how seriously it would be taken. The whole ‘PC brigade, thought police’ line of argument is one frequently used by people who are simply annoyed they’re not allowed to call black people n******. Apologies if that’s not you.

        • Dantp

          Haha, I get you.

          After writing that last comment I felt like a wanker, because I skimmed the site and realised I’d actually been here a couple of times before and liked your posts. I genuinely mistakenly thought it was a ‘lets all scoff at fast-food eaters’ kind of thing.

          Don’t shout, but after all this I really want a Big Mac….

          • Well, I’m willing to meet you halfway on some of it, but the Big Mac? Never!

          • scrogghill

            Nowt wrong with fast food. Can’t whack fish n’ chips or a nice XXXXL kebab with chilli sauce. McDongald’s is pure shite in comparison, and this ad reads like a junk food parallel of John Lewis’s equally mawkish wankfests.

            Could be ripe for a Weegie parody of it where some mate of Rab C. Nesbitt bonds with his stepson by taking him for deep-fried pizza and mars bars though…

          • Thomas Paul Jennings

            Maybe you could settle on some Burger King?

  • $5856014

    I don’t like you because me dad’s run off some slut from the typing pool and you are trying to cack handedly ingratiate yourself to make your life easier.

    Large lump of minced cow in a bun?

    That will do nicely, now I don’t mind if you knob me mum.

  • Dantp

    Nothing wrong with the advert, or having the odd mcdonalds. Over the top reactions from the oh so superior, self righteous, mcdonalds bashing, fast food police turn my stomach though.

    • Well fuck off my blog then. I’ll elaborate on this, a little. I’m suspicious of people who use terms and arguments like this, because most whingeing about what is portrayed as snobbery, self-righteousness, high-mindedness and being somehow at odds with the everyman on the street tends to cut from the same cloth as people who complain about health and safety, Europe and political correctness. In the case of the latter this tends to cover a multitude of terrible sins, such as objecting to racism, homophobia and general bigotry.

      Assuming you’re not of the latter persuasion I might point out that you’ve ignored the content, tone and general raison d’etre of this entire site. Secondly there’s no such thing as the fast-food police; it’s a total invention of people who are so threatened in their beliefs that anyone who has a conflicting point of view must be some sort of crazed authority figure to be feared, despised and generally blamed for imagined culinary crimes against you. The sort of food you get from McDonalds is fucking vile – the only reason I can discern that people might eat it is because they’re addicted to the vast amount of fat, sugar and salt in them.

      As for the ad, I don’t object to people eating junk food, bingeing on booze from time to time or enjoying the odd crafty fag. I do all of them myself (not McDonalds, obviously, I’m not a fucking idiot) but the day there’s an ad on telly that suggests that by enjoying a surreptitious whiskey and B+H with my stepdad, I will repair some deep family divisions is the day I take I take an axe to the telly.

      So, no, I disagree with your suggestion that there’s nothing wrong with the ad. As for your right to eat shit, I defend it. Enjoy your hypoglycaemic shock.

      • Dantp

        Touched a nerve there, didn’t I?! 😉

        Sorry if I jumped to the conclusion that you were one of these pricks who gets hard over slamming things like ‘Chavs’ and Mcdonalds.

        “the only reason I can discern that people might eat it is because they’re addicted to the vast amount of fat, sugar and salt in them.”

        Or maybe… A bit far fetched I know… they just like different things than you.

        You lost me with the homophobia and bigotry bit.

        • I just wish people would have a look at the site and recognise that it’s hardly The Guardian when it comes to how seriously it would be taken. The whole ‘PC brigade, thought police’ line of argument is one frequently used by people who are simply annoyed they’re not allowed to call black people n******. Apologies if that’s not you.

          • Dantp

            Haha, I get you.

            After writing that last comment I felt like a wanker, because I skimmed the site and realised I’d actually been here a couple of times before and liked your posts. I genuinely mistakenly thought it was a ‘lets all scoff at fast-food eaters’ kind of thing.

            Don’t shout, but after all this I really want a Big Mac….

          • Well, I’m willing to meet you halfway on some of it, but the Big Mac? Never!

          • scrogghill

            Nowt wrong with fast food. Can’t whack fish n’ chips or a nice XXXXL kebab with chilli sauce. McDongald’s is pure shite in comparison, and this ad reads like a junk food parallel of John Lewis’s equally mawkish wankfests.

            Could be ripe for a Weegie parody of it where some mate of Rab C. Nesbitt bonds with his stepson by taking him for deep-fried pizza and mars bars though…

          • Thomas Paul Jennings

            Maybe you could settle on some Burger King?

  • scrogghill

    Even more nauseating than the ‘food’ – and that’s saying something…

  • scrogghill

    Even more nauseating than the ‘food’ – and that’s saying something…

  • Thomas Paul Jennings

    … I like McDonald’s food…

    • Fair play. You’re wrong though.

      • Thomas Paul Jennings

        Well if liking McDonalds is wrong, then I should probably get around to changing my tastes because I’m stupid.

  • … I like McDonald’s food…

    • Fair play. You’re wrong though.

      • Well if liking McDonalds is wrong, then I should probably get around to changing my tastes because I’m stupid.

  • Jimi Limpet

    Horrible, horrible ad. Trying to position “Maccy D’S” – CUNTISH nickname, by the way – as a modern Hovis ad or especially twee episode of Heatbeat, by the look of it. Right down to the northern accents, which are apparently ad-speak for heart-of-gold-realism and “time for tea and ‘Meet The Wife'” self deprecation. Vile shits, every bit as cynical and pointless as their “food”. Easily as bad as that BT couple. Wankers.

  • Jimi Limpet

    Horrible, horrible ad. Trying to position “Maccy D’S” – CUNTISH nickname, by the way – as a modern Hovis ad or especially twee episode of Heatbeat, by the look of it. Right down to the northern accents, which are apparently ad-speak for heart-of-gold-realism and “time for tea and ‘Meet The Wife'” self deprecation. Vile shits, every bit as cynical and pointless as their “food”. Easily as bad as that BT couple. Wankers.

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