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    American Anti-Gay Blog Calls for McDonald s Boycott--Over TV Ad in France by Kilian Melloy Monday Jul 26, 2010 Anti-gay American pundits have taken umbrage at
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      American Anti-Gay Blog Calls for McDonald's Boycott--Over TV Ad in France

      by Kilian Melloy

      Monday Jul 26, 2010



      Anti-gay American pundits have taken umbrage at the fact that TV viewers are
      being treated to a McDonald's ad that suggests the fast food chain is
      friendly to gays--even though the ad was only broadcast in France.



      In the ad, which debuted in France last month, a gay teenaged boy and his
      father settle in to eat lunch at one of the chain's restaurants. As the
      father orders, the boy carries on a brief, romantic conversation via cell
      phone. The father tells the son that, as a younger chap, the father was a
      hit with the girls. The father then laments the fact that the boy goes to an
      all boys' school--and the boy reacts with a slight smile, suggesting that
      the earlier phone conversation was with one of his male classmates. The ad's
      slogan tells patrons to "Venez comme vous etes," or, in plain English, "Come
      As You Are." But the ad won't be coming to America.



      In a June 13 interview with the Chicago Tribune, McDonald's operations chief
      Don Thompson agreed that the ad had provoked controversy, and said that it
      would not be aired in the U.S. The controversy has been in the United
      States, however, and not in France, where the ad has played.



      The Chicago Tribune noted that, "A French TV ad featuring a gay teen and his
      father has stirred some controversy - not there, but here," and asked
      Thompson, "Can you talk about that?"



      (Note: The web page has a YouTube link to the commercial.)



      The story is here:

      http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?108430







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