Should McDonald's fire Ronald? 13 creepy reasons why they should

Photo by: Nick Laham/ALLSPORT/Getty
The creepiest photos of Ronald McDonald in recent history-
After almost 50 years as a faithful fast food mascot, Ronald McDonald's job is on the line. A child ... more 
Photo by: Nick Laham/ALLSPORT/Getty
The creepiest photos of Ronald McDonald in recent history-
After almost 50 years as a faithful fast food mascot, Ronald McDonald's job is on the line. A child advocacy campaign has been launched to persuade the chain to retire the Happy Meal clown. The watchdog group Corporate Accountability International published an open letter in newspapers across the country calling for McDonald's to quit marketing their unhealthy food to children with the help of toys and a big orange clown.

Their cries are echoed by a recent marketing survey, but for different reasons. Seems a lot of people don't think a giant clown with Bette Davis eyebrows and John Wayne Gacy lips is so kid-friendly. Go figure.

Back when Ron was first conceived in the '60s, clowns were still developing their sinister reputation. These days we tend to associate a painted face and big boots with serial killers, child predators and deep emotional less 
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