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Ronald McDonald Statue's Feet, Head Cut Off

'Sad,' says Ronald McDonald House director

(Newser) - Vandals have burned, decapitated, and cut the feet off a smiling Ronald McDonald statue that sat outside a Ronald McDonald House in Vermont. The statue had occupied a bench outside the Burlington home for years, welcoming sick children and families who need to be close to the University of Vermont... More »

The 5 Creepiest Ad Mascots of All Time

In honor of BK's King, Time breaks down the weirdest product hawkers

(Newser) - Now that Burger King’s weird plastic-faced “King” mascot is done terrorizing us , Time decided to break down the creepiest product mascots of all time. You can check out some of their greatest hits in the video gallery below. More »

McDonald's: We're Not Ditching Ronald

CEO defends marketing, says clown is 'ambassador for good'

(Newser) - McDonald’s isn’t going to stop marketing to kids anytime soon if CEO Jim Skinner has anything to say about it. At the company’s annual meeting today, Skinner defended the practice and said parents should be able to decide for themselves whether McDonald’s is healthy enough. “... More »

6 Mascots That Must Go

Ronald McDonald and the Trix rabbit, for starters

(Newser) - A new survey shows lots of people want McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald as a mascot, and Nerve agrees: He's just a little creepy. Josh Kurp lists five other mascots that need to go:
  • Chester Cheetah, Cheetos: He's "more drug dealer/pimp than a snack-food-selling jungle cat."
  • Dig 'em
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Group Pounds Ronald McDonald Over Big Mac Fat Kids

Child obesity's not funny

(Newser) - Ronald McDonald is a conniving kid lure who has become the Joe Camel of the child obesity epidemic, claims a group demanding that McDonald's not-so-funny clown be retired. "For 50 years, no one has been better at hooking kids on unhealthy food," said a spokeswoman for Corporate Accountability... More »

UK Gingers See Red Over Harassment

Hair-color discrimination a burning issue, say British carrot tops

(Newser) - The UK is ignoring a vicious form of discrimination, the BBC reports—one based not on skin color but hair color. Britain's red-headed schoolkids face bullying, women feel stereotyped, and auburn-haired Britons report harassment with epithets like carrot-top, copper-top, ginger-nut, and even Ronald McDonald. More »

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