Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gay teenager featured in McDonald's commercial

Get this. In France, McDonald's is showing a commercial where a gay teenager eats lunch with his father. Gay boy, clueless dad - the storyline is both funny and clever. But you just know it would cause an outrage if they tried to air it in this country. Fred Phelps, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or some other right-wing, anti-gay, closet-case idiot would be screaming from the rooftops. (Mind you, I wouldn't be surprised if they start some nonsense to cause harm to Mickey D's anyway, because, well, just because they can.)

You can view the ad on YouTube. Note the English subtitles, no doubt a clever ploy by McDonald's - if it goes viral it will get a shitload of views on  the 'net, and they won't have to formally air it in the U.S.! (As I write this, the link has already racked up 555K views! There are, of course, many other copies of it out there.)

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