Mcdonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) Profits Plunge; Will Child Sodomy And Pre-Pubescent Girl Cups Help?; Huge Demand By Collectors – Bizarre Mistake Or Creative Thinking?
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2019) – McDonald’s profits plummeted by over 50 percent in its first full quarter, but some are suggesting that creative thinking behind new cups – which have become collectors’ items and are reportedly much in demand – might just boost their sales, suggests public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who inspired two successful multi-million dollar law suits against McDonald’s, as well as the movie “Super Size Me.”
Newly designed clear plastic cups show a pre-pubescent girl and pre-pubescent girl kissing in a very innocent and demure manner. But when those same images are viewed from slightly different angles, they show the young children engaged in at three different and clearly adult sexual acts, including two separate instances of sodomy.
While most reports are attributing this to just clearly negligent oversight - a "hilarious design gaffe has even turned the cups into prized collectibles" - others suspect worse: e.g., "We're not sure if this was an intentional design quirk, created in an attempt to stir up publicity."
It is at least strange that McDonald's, well known in the industry for its very extensive pre-release testing of new products, would release clear plastic cups which, simply by changing the angle of view, would create no fewer than three highly suggestive sexual images. How could something so obviously simple just slip by, many might ask.
Hold the cup one way and the cute pre-pubescent girl in a wide poodle skirt seems to be performing fellatio on a young boy about her own age.
Tilt the cup at a slightly different angle, and the picture can be viewed as the boy seeming to engage in anal sex (or at least grinding) with the girl, although both appear to have their clothing on, and her skirt is not raised.
A third view appears to show the girl holding (and perhaps fondling) the young boy's penis.
It is interesting, and possibly even suspicious, that, despite this well reported problem which has made the cups widely in demand even by those not particularly interested in drinking the beverages McDonald's offers, the fast food giant has refused to stop using the cups.
It's also strange, says Banzhaf, that although the cups are being introduced in Japan, the young girl and the young boy do not look Japanese or even Asian, but rather resemble a Norman Rockwell romanticized illustration of young American children.
If the pre-pubescent girl cups are going to continue being sold in Japan, it will be interesting to see if they are likewise going to be used in the U.S. where the appearance of the two young children is as much American as it is Asian.
On the other hand, if they decline to use them here, while continuing to utilize them in Japan and perhaps also in other countries, they will, in the immortal words of Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz), "have some 'splaining to do," suggests Banzhaf.