Don't miss the latest stories
McDonald’s Pulls Ad Urging People To Buy Burgers Instead Of Visiting Museums
By Izza Sofia, 16 Jan 2018
Image via Andrey Armyagov / Shutterstock.com
A new McDonald's advertisement in Canada suggesting $5 is better spent on a meal than learning about dinosaurs in museums has upset people.
“You could get a museum tour for $5,” the male narrator in the spot says. A woman who happens to be a museum guide then cuts in.
“There were dinosaurs and then there weren’t,” she says. “OK, then, exit through the gift shop!”
The narrator then returns, and tell its listeners that they could spend their $5 on a value meal, which consists sandwich, fries and a drink.
“It upset me so much I pulled over,” said CEO of Prince George's Exploration Place Museum Tracy Calogheros.
“It implies that we’re just in it to rip people off, basically, in our gift shops and that you're much better to spend your $5 on a new McDonald's burger promotion,” she explained further.
Adam Grachnik, a spokesperson for McDonald’s apologized and said that the ad was meant to be funny and not offensive to any museums.
“We appreciate that museums are trusted, respected and informative places about Canadian culture and apologize for any offence,” Grachnik said in a statement to The Canadian Press.
McDonald’s has also apologized personally to Calegheros and John McAvity, a museum association executive director.
We apologize for any offense, Laura. We appreciate that museums are trusted, respected and informative places about Canadian culture and We are removing this ad from the airwaves immediately.— McDonald's Canada (@McDonaldsCanada) January 11, 2018
[via Fox News, opening image via Andrey Armyagov / Shutterstock.com]
More related news
Also check out these recent news