NEWS: Why not Ronald McPrius?
And so the McHummer saga continues.
It now appears that the McDonalds 'Open for Discussion' CSR Blog that started discussing the issue in response to the Ronald McHummer campaign seems to be reluctant to post comments expressing opposing views.
Both myself and at least one other blogger, Matthew from Enviroblog have posted such comments over 12 hours ago (at least) but they have not appeared yet.
I certainly hope that is an oversight and not evidence of a distinctly closed discussion. That would probably be fatal for that blog's credibility and would speak volumes about McDonalds on a variety of levels.
The point we are all making in our posts and comments is that if McDonalds are really as concerned with environmental issues, as they claim, then why on earth would they seek to promote such an eco unfriendly car, such as a Hummer, to kids using Happy Meals?
Surely an organisation with publicly professed green intentions would seek to promote a more eco-friendly option?
Have been discussing it with Matthew and Nick from TriplePundit and Nick has even suggested alternatives as well as sourcing/producing the funky image above.
Wouldn't it be cool if McDonalds gave out happy meals with toy Priuses, Smart Cars and Tesla Roadsters inside? Gets my vote!