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McDonalds Pulls Ad After Pit Bull Owner Outrage
Associated Press ^ | 02/07/2012 | SUE MANNING

Posted on 02/07/2012 7:04:07 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

McDonald's has apologized and pulled an ad that came back to bite it.

The ad said eating a Chicken McBite was less risky than petting a stray pit bull, shaving your head, naming your son Sue or giving friends your Facebook password. It enraged pit bull owners and their supporters.

The radio ad for Chicken McBites only ran for a few days in the Kansas City area before the complaints started. The campaign against the ad circulated on social media sites, and the apology was delivered the same way. People who called a well-publicized toll-free number got a recorded apology.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ads; hypersensitivity; mcdonalds; pitbull
 This image provided by Stephanie Filer, communications manager for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and a member of ARL Pit Crew Club, shows an illustration she posted on social media sites on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in protest of a new ad from McDonald's that said eating a Chicken McBite was less risky than, among other things, petting a stray pit bull. McDonald's apologized and pulled the ad after the company started receiving complaints. Photo: AP / AP

1 posted on 02/07/2012 7:04:14 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't know.
 
How about petting your Chicken McNuggets and Eating your Pit Bull?


2 posted on 02/07/2012 7:06:07 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Boo-hoo.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 7:14:30 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Chicken McNuggets are well known for mauling small children and pedestrians... many gang-bangers and other social miscreants keep chained McNuggets to protect their crib.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 7:23:52 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pit Bulls have received a bad rap that is caused by their owners. I have attended many, many dog shows and the Pit Bulls at these shows are the happiest dogs around. Yes, they are tough dogs, as is Irish Wolf Hounds, German Shepherds and so on. None of which are aggressive unless trained to do so.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 7:30:02 AM PST by RC2
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEg0WsRz64


6 posted on 02/07/2012 7:37:26 AM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: RC2
None of which are aggressive unless trained to do so.

I've met good pit bull owners who would disagree.

7 posted on 02/07/2012 7:38:22 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: Responsibility2nd

Great ad.


8 posted on 02/07/2012 7:40:23 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pit bulls are restricted or banned in hundreds of cities and military bases...wonder why?


9 posted on 02/07/2012 7:44:59 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: aimhigh

I understand. There are GSD owners that raise highly aggressive dogs also. If you want protection dogs, there are some breeds that are very good at protection. Owners of these dogs need to really understand what they have. My German Shepherd is what they call a big bite dog. Others are small bite dogs. Ours comes from a long line of Shutzhund trained dogs but I am not going that route. She is a sweet animal, friendly and willing to please. The Pits I have been around are the same way. Good and bad in all breeds I guess.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 7:49:27 AM PST by RC2
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To: Responsibility2nd
Chicken McBites


11 posted on 02/07/2012 7:51:51 AM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Too many people act like easily offended little princesses today.
12 posted on 02/07/2012 7:54:22 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: DTogo
Chicken McNuggets are well known for mauling small children and pedestrians... many gang-bangers and other social miscreants keep chained McNuggets to protect their crib.

ROTFLMAO!!!

13 posted on 02/07/2012 8:01:16 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My pit bull loves to bite McNuggets..in fact, he stole some right out of my daughters hand last night.


14 posted on 02/07/2012 8:07:30 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Too many people act like easily offended little princesses today. “


Exactly! Maybe the oh, so easily offended Pit Bull owners should express their outrage towards the irresponsible owners who encouraged the aggressive behavior.

While it is not a breed of dog I would have, in general (always exceptions with any breed), the aggressiveness is caused by training or lack thereof.

I am greatly offended by people who are so easily offended. They are just a bunch of babies.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 8:09:48 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Responsibility2nd

What about the Sons Named Sue lobby?

At the rate folks are offended by one ad or another, pretty soon the ad folks will stop trying to be clever and just say “McNuggets, 12 for $2” Period. End of ad.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 8:11:00 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pit bulls are anything but gentle. It all depends on how one raises them, but most are on the wild side. Especially if they are stray. As evidenced by theses clips off Youtube.

Pit bull kills 71-year-old woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXTypFkjuI

Pit bull attacks 10 yr old boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD1HrTlvy00

12-year-old girl attacked by a pit bull
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uN1k6YLiOA

7 year old attacked by pitbull
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klp1BP8EaUc

Dogs Maul Postal Carrier Over Weekend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1uzQOpNVqc

Pit bull attacks 60-year-old woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpKOGxPZ7C8


17 posted on 02/07/2012 8:13:46 AM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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18 posted on 02/07/2012 8:23:19 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It enraged pit bull owners
Seems enraged and pitbull go together.
19 posted on 02/07/2012 8:34:32 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Wurlitzer
“I am greatly offended by people who are so easily offended. They are just a bunch of babies.”

I'm offended by the occupant of the White House, and his attempted destruction of our country.

Dissing dog breeds would not be high on my get offended list!

20 posted on 02/07/2012 8:45:07 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: RC2

Bull crap, they are a ticking time bomb, hundreds of years of breeding to kill their own kind and anything else in the line of attack.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 8:49:52 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Talk about your hyper sensitivity, McD’s shouldn’t pull the ad, and folks offended by it need help IMHO.

Jeez, this is as stupid as the cat people getting upset over the Dorito’s ad where the Dog is burying the cat he burried and bribes his owner to keep quiet about it with Doritos.


22 posted on 02/07/2012 9:00:27 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Responsibility2nd

since so much of McD marketing is aimed at Michael Vick’s former posse, they should have known better


23 posted on 02/07/2012 9:36:25 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: org.whodat

Sorry you feel that way and there’s probably not much I can say to change your mind. I find it somewhat different. Most of any dogs problems are traced back to the owners. But....be that as it may, I do enjoy being around them, don’t own one and probably never will. I like GSD’s.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 9:38:18 AM PST by RC2
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To: HamiltonJay

I love cats, more so than dogs, but that ad was hilarious. Some people just attend the Church of The Perpetually Offended.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 2:25:27 PM PDT by Sister_T
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