3/31/2010 4:22 PM ET |
Filed under: Etc.
That's what some folks want!
A group of parents, health professionals and corporate advocates are throwing the iconic fast food clown Ronald McDonald a retirement party this afternoon in Chicago, hoping the McDonald's corporation will take a hint.
These folks are a part of the Corporate Accountability International group and they are seeking the spokes-clown to step down in an effort to stop his influence on children and childhood obesity.
Ronald didn't show, but a spokesperson for McDonald's said that the company never received a formal invitation and even if they had, they have no intention of having their icon step down. The rep explained:
"He is the heart and soul of Ronald McDonald House Charities, which lends a helping hand to families in their time of need. Ronald also helps deliver messages to families on many important subjects such as safety, literacy and the importance of physical activity and making balanced food choices."
That sounds fair. He is a very charitable guy! We think he should stick around!
What do U think?
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: food, kids, mcdonalds