Thursday, October 18, 2007

McDonald's, You Got Some Splainin' To Do

Kylie and I were at McDonald's this morning for the Moms' Weekly Sit and Bitch (™ Toby) with two friends and their kids. Three moms, three kids. Kids, go play...Mommy needs to rant gossip talk.

Of course, all this talking requires food. Kylie gets a Happy Meal with pancakes. The new My Scene toy they're giving out with girls' Happy Meals, or at least the one we got, looks like this:



Dear McDonald's,

The new toy you're giving out with Happy Meals for girls is just lovely. I see you have special toddler toys for children under three. I assume that this means the above toy is appropriate for children ages 3 and above? Will you kindly explain to me how a skanky-looking ho on roller-skates, wearing a skirt up to her crotch and a tiny tube top covering her anatomically-incorrect boobs is appropriate for my 5 year-old little girl? Or any little girl, for that matter? Because if that doll also had anatomically-correct short curly ones, they'd be visible under that skirt. Just saying.

Yours truly,
Bad Mommy

ETA: Yes, I submitted the exact wording above to McDonald's in an email, except instead of "toy above", I put My Scene toy, and I signed my real name. I'll let you know if I receive a response.

3 comments:

drawer queen said...

Absolutely awesome e-mail. I can't wait to hear what their "very appropriately worded corporate PR response will be"!

Lish said...

Though you'll probably get a form letter...let us know! ;)

AMC said...

You've got support; Call Girl -in- The Box at McDonald's : http://www.oevae.com/blog

Simply unbelievable!

Americas Marketing Critic