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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:51 PM

McDonald's apologises for 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' promotion.

McDonald's has apologised for a Halloween marketing campaign which promoted a dessert in Portugal with the words: "Sundae Bloody Sundae".

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/485/socialembed/
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The term Bloody Sunday is used to refer to one of the worst days of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, when 13 people were shot dead by the Army.

The adverts sparked outrage when photos were shared on social media.

McDonald's said the marketing campaign was not intended to be an "insensitive reference to any historical event".

"We sincerely apologise for any offence or distress this may have caused," a spokeswoman for McDonald's Portugal said.
She explained the "Bloody" sundae adverts were designed as a Halloween celebration but the promotion has since been cancelled.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50251779?fbclid=IwAR0uFeF0I_rDzFGxdRdLNKxHxvPyij0Lpx-nZwy7DT5ysKW3PVW8LnZCo-k

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Reply McDonald's apologises for 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' promotion. (Original post)
Cattledog Oct 31 OP
Coventina Oct 31 #1
unblock Oct 31 #3
SoCalNative Oct 31 #2
Maeve Oct 31 #4
H2O Man Oct 31 #5
gratuitous Oct 31 #6
johnp3907 Oct 31 #7
lpbk2713 Oct 31 #8
braddy Oct 31 #9

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:52 PM

1. Who thought this was a good idea?!?!?!?

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Response to Coventina (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:00 PM

3. someone who thought a song by u2 was cool but didn't bother to research it.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:57 PM

2. There was actually a film

titled "Sunday Bloody Sunday" from 1971 with Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch, which had nothing to do with "The Troubles."

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:02 PM

4. Yeah, that's what I thought of and me into Irish history!

But then, I've also been sifting thru the "free with Prime" movie listings this week

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:02 PM

5. Terrible.

Not that I ever go to any McDonalds anywhere, ever. Wouldn't feed that shit to my dogs.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:02 PM

6. Oh sure

And I suppose next, you snowflakes are going to get all jacked out of shape about the auto da filet-o-fish?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:06 PM

7. Too funny!

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:09 PM

8. "We sincerely apologise for any offence or distress this may have caused"




Not really.

Big biz marketing will do whatever they want to do
until they get what they consider too much flak.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:10 PM

9. People don't read much anymore, and live in small bubble worlds.

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