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bloodrayne
11-09-2004, 02:32 AM
Small Mac And Skinny Fries

McDONALD’S has been accused of super-sized hypocrisy after banning fat people from new TV ads.

In a leaked memo, the casting company providing actors was told to ensure they were all 'small fry'.

The importance of having no fat people was even outlined in capital letters.

It read: “Because this is McDonald’s, it is important that all artists submitted to us are NOT FAT OR OVERWEIGHT in any way.”

Capataz Casting yesterday held auditions in Central London for the advertisement, in which a “dull, regular guy” turns into a superhero.

Boss Simon Allen told staff: “He should be skinny and geeky and must not be fat or chubby in any way.”

Yesterday Mr Allen told The Sun: “It is a healthy body image that must be projected.”

But one actor said: “It smacks of hypocrisy by a firm whose products have been proven to make people overweight.”

The memo also outlines other characters in the ad, emphasising that each one “MUST NOT BE FAT”.

Another actor, who asked not to be named, said: “I think it’s disgusting to be ‘fattist’, especially when you consider the fattening food McDonald’s sell.”

A spokeswoman for McDonald’s insisted their original instructions had been changed.

She said: “We are shocked that the brief has appeared embellished in this completely inappropriate way and are investigating.

“We can only thank The Sun for bringing this to our attention.”

bloodrayne
11-09-2004, 03:39 AM
Originally posted by bloodrayne
A spokeswoman for McDonald’s insisted their original instructions had been changed.

She said: “We are shocked that the brief has appeared embellished in this completely inappropriate way and are investigating.

“We can only thank The Sun for bringing this to our attention.” Yeah...Riiiiiiiiiiight:rolleyes: ...







Would you like a bridge with that?

horror_master
11-09-2004, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by bloodrayne
Yeah...Riiiiiiiiiiight:rolleyes: ...







Would you like a bridge with that?

I argee they proberly id know what they were doing, since they got caught they trying to cover it up.

The STE
11-09-2004, 09:56 AM
another reason that McDonalds sucks

MichaelMyers
11-10-2004, 12:42 PM
Haven't eaten there in years.

Arioch
11-17-2004, 03:38 PM
Niether have i....